Affectionate, docile 'John Deer' killed in the interest of safety September 13, 2013 British Columbia

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Affectionate, docile 'John Deer' killed in the interest of safetySeptember 13, 2013 British Columbia, The Province
... In the wake of the euthanization, many residents are asking why the deer wasn't moved deeper into the wilderness or sent to a wildlife centre or zoo.  In an email, a ministry spokesperson said relocating the deer was not a viable option and that translocation is rarely humane.  "There is extremely low survival of deer for a variety of physiological, behavioural and habitat reasons." [relocation is common and can be accomplished with low risk, see articles on bottom right of deer population control page]

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