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Texan's case has shaken deer-breeding industry, July 2, 2011




Texan's case has shaken deer-breeding industry,  July 2, 2011,  Fort Worth Star Telegram
Powell's guilty plea and proposed punishment have shaken the breeding industry, said Karl Kinsel, executive director of the Texas Deer Association. Powell's admitted actions, which included giving misleading numbers of deer smuggled, violated the ...Bringing deer into Texas has been illegal since 2005, when the state closed its borders to prevent the introduction of bovine tuberculosis, which the deer could spread to both wildlife and cattle, and chronic wasting disease, which is similar to mad cow disease. Texas has never had a wasting case, but 17 states, including neighboring New Mexico, have. There is no live test for the disease.


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