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Dillie the Deer (and a giveaway)

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What about charming stories that involve a deer? If you said yes to either of these questions, Dillie the Deer is for you! Do you love charming stories?

Hello, deer.

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What a sweet little deer. We love all animals here!

Injured Deer Finds Clinic

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Lucky deer! But an unaccompanied visit Saturday by a deer to the PetSmart in Rossfield was a first for the store. Tags: wildlife deer She was treated and then released. Workers at an Ohio pet shop are used to worried pet owners bringing their animals in to be treated in the store's clinic. Manager Trudi Urie says the wounded doe was hanging out behind the store and then ran through an open door into a stockroom.

Horrifying Attack on Pregnant Deer in Britain

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A gang's dog tore apart a pregnant deer. Tags: UK animal cruelty blood sport deer And they filmed it on their mobile phones. Horrible.

Man Convicted of Illegally Trafficking Live Deer

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The deer were not tested for disease. The deer still got screwed because they ended up at the hunting preserve, but any kind of sentence for wildlife trafficking must be enforced. Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking ohio south carolina Lacey Act deer He was transporting them across state lines from Ohio to a hunting preserve in South Carolina. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison. I hope he serves the whole term.

On Compassionate Bullets

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In the Washington metro area, we have a BIG deer problem. thinking about the ways in which the deers have a "BIG" human problem. None Please presents death by bullet and death by car as the only two options for the deers.

Dogs love getting mail too! #BarkBoxGifts!

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Etta Says The 7-inch Crunchy Deer Chew is a natural way to keep your pup busy. Baby is a very picky girl, so sometimes finding a treat that she will love is hard. Enter the BarkBox !

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: In “ Hunting Deer With My Flintlock ” (Op-Ed, Dec. 26), Seamus McGraw says he has a responsibility to kill deer because there are too many. He has volunteered to kill a deer cruelly, ineptly and with an outdated weapon that causes additional suffering to the deer. 26, 2011 To the Editor: Seamus McGraw mounts all the standard defenses: I am feeding my family; there are too many deer; I kill as mercifully as possible.

Deadliest Animals in the United States

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Maybe they should have “Deer Week” on the Discovery Channel instead (ha, ha, ha). What do you think of this “Deadliest Animals in the United States” infographic? Pretty interesting, isn’t it? Looks like sharks really aren’t so bad after all.

UK Expects Spike in Christmas Poaching

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Criminal gangs in the rural UK poach deer and salmon during the Christmas season. To curtail the rise and educate the public, the "Poachers Moon" initiative brings together the National Wildlife Crime Unit, Environment Agency, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and the Deer Initiative.

Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

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Detectives seized 200 products believed to be made from endangered animals including musk deer, leopards and tigers. Not surprisingly, they raided a shop selling Chinese traditional medicines. From the Telegraph. The store in Lisle Street, at the heart of London's Chinatown, specialises in traditional Asian medicine. The raid took place on the day an amendment to the law controlling illegal trade in endangered species came into effect.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ On the Ground, Counting Deer ” (New Jersey and the Region, May 4) and the efforts of Essex County officials to justify the deer hunt in South Mountain Reservation: When I moved to New Jersey from New York City 13 years ago, I was enchanted to encounter deer in a forest two blocks from my house in South Orange (which abuts the reservation). The fault does not lie with the deer.

Wild Mississippi

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You will see everything from bald eagles, wolves and deer, to wild turtles, baby ducklings and other animals. One of the things that I love the most about watching NatGeo Wild is that we always discover amazing places and crazy nature that we didn’t know about before!

Kamptee, India A Source of Illegal Wildlife Trade

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Kamthi (previously spelled Kamptee) is a city and a municipal council in Nagpur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra The seizure of 12 deer antlers (6 pairs) from a car at Kamptee octroi post by city police late Tuesday night proves that Nagpur continues to be major centre for of illegal trade in wildlife parts. Here's some information off the beaten path.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

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Regarding deer: The harm caused by overcrowding of deer herds on limited available lands, to both the deer and humans, is well documented in the scientific literature, which also documents the fact that controlled hunting is not only the most cost effective way to deal with the problem, but the only really effective way as well. Animal activists don't care about the health or welfare of deer herds?

On "The Wild"

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And before any hunter can blurt out "Have you ever seen a deer die of starvation in the woods? We hunters are helping the deer," remember that hunters aren't in the woods looking for exhausted, starving, sickly deer to put out of their misery.

Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

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And one roe deer fawn. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the Roe deer with affection and makes sure nothing is matted. “They are inseparable,” says Geoff “Bramble walks between her legs and they keep kissing each other.

Rescue Spotlight: Rabbit Meadows

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The structures will be small so we don’t disturb the trees or our resident wildlife (raccoons, deer, owls, cottontail rabbits, etc.) Rabbit Meadows is a rescue group out of Seattle.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

It’s time to stop pandering to hunters and the gun lobby and turn to humane measures to control the deer population and outlaw this barbaric pastime. To the Editor: Re “ Locavore, Get Your Gun ,” by Steven Rinella (Op-Ed, Dec. 14): To the animals being slaughtered, it does not matter whether their killers are local or whether they will be eaten or displayed on a wall. Their suffering is the same.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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He never chased the rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, or deer who regularly visited. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours.

Are We Much Better than Michael Vick?

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But the rest of us rat-killing, horse-racing, lobster-boiling, deer-hunting carnivores should take the planks out of our eyes before trying to remove the speck from Vick's. This is an excellent opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The author, an assistant professor of sociology at Tulane University, poses some important questions. While I don't agree with everything he says, I do think he makes some legitimate points.

J. Baird Callicott on Misanthropy

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The preciousness of individual deer, as of any other specimen, is inversely proportional to the population of the species. Some indication of the genuinely biocentric value orientation of ethical environmentalism is indicated in what otherwise might appear to be gratuitous misanthropy. The biospheric perspective does not exempt Homo sapiens from moral evaluation in relation to the well-being of the community of nature taken as a whole.

On Cat Killers and Mental Competency

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Mentally competent people, oddly enough, go around mutilating and killing deer and ducks and cougars, though, when doing so either is in season or some governmental body has decided their numbers need trimming. People in South Florida are still in an uproar over the mutilation and slaughter of 19 house cats (allegedly) by 18-year old Tyler Weinman, who was declared mentally competent and not a danger to himself or others (!).

From Today's New York Times

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I take umbrage at the omnivores who buy grass-fed beef and call me a barbaric savage for harvesting Maine’s overpopulated deer, moose, rabbit and fowl. To the Editor: Re “ The Carnivore’s Dilemma ,” by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Op-Ed, Oct. 31): Living “green” is not easy. Yes, every decision we make results in more or less of an impact on our environment.

From Today's New York Times

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if they see a mistreated dog, and shudder to see a wounded deer in the road. To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points. Unfortunately, in a nation of more than 300 million people, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to produce enough wholesome food for everyone, especially as we start using our agricultural prowess to fuel our monstrous fleet of S.U.V.’s. Even “factory” agriculture has its limits.

Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

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Even hunters try to justify their killing of animals with reasons, e.g., "If we don't cull the deer herd, there will be massive starvation of deer come winter, so we are doing the deer a favor by providing them a quick death (assuming accurate shooting, which one really shouldn't assume!) Jonathan Hubbell, a philosophy major at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the newest member of the Animal Ethics blog, and once again, I would like to welcome him aboard.