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<a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1039365--deer-shot-by-police-after-being-struck-by-car-near-high-park" target="_blank">http://www.thestar.com/news/article/...near-high-park</a><br><br>
It just makes me mad and sad when I read stories like this... I wonder if it really was so hard to find a vet to save the animal. I think people are often too quick to 'euthanize' animals. If it were a person, would they just 'euthanize' him/her? Of course not! But it seems most of the time, when an animal is wounded, people decide to put it out of its misery. Instead of putting it out of 'misery', how about SAVING it so it can LIVE!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Truthfully?... I don't think most people value a deer's life very much because there are so many of them.<br><br>
Which is a damned shame.
 

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That was an emotional heart-tugging read. Very well-written. Sounds like there was some questionable decision-making here. Especially considering the officers described the situation over the phone, meaning that something could have absolutely been lost in translation. Hopefully there is an investigation. Sad.
 

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That was a tragedy, an accident was the cause of it. And I'm so sorry for the poor deers suffering. But because she will have gone into shock, her suffering will have been somewhat minimized.<br><br>
Having said that, do you have any idea how cattle from Australia are treated in Indonesia? No accidents there, just plain torture, eye gouging, breaking tails, beatings, being killed with small dull knives, 33 cuts to the throat...... Please go to the "Ban Live Exports" thread and sign the petition that will be forwarded to the government of Australia, letting them know that the world is watching how they treat their animals! I watched the original video and the pain and torment of those poor cattle is beyond belief. Sign the petition please.
 

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Too many deer around now to bother with one young one-humans have altered the landscape so that there's more Deer food around then ever-if you ever spent time in the countryside you'd know that-most rural dwellers consider them a curse.
 

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I just read in another related article today that apparently, they could not find a vet to treat the deer and that was the reason for putting her down. I find that shocking...they could not find One vet available in all of the Toronto area...they mentioned that the vet that works at the zoo was in the middle of a surgery and another vet that works for the Toronto Wildlife Centre only works 3 days a week. I thought...couldn't that vet be called for this emergency?! Or wasn't there any other vet around that could treat this larger animal?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Bill Barilko</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2969979"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Too many deer around now to bother with one young one-humans have altered the landscape so that there's more Deer food around then ever-if you ever spent time in the countryside you'd know that-most rural dwellers consider them a curse.</div>
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I have a fair size yard, couple thousand feet by a couple thousand feet, its mostly wooded except for a field I cleared for playing in and right up around the house. Im so secluded that I dont even own curtains, all windows look out into the woods.<br>
I have a large number of deer that have made the yard their home, I have watched them grow from new born to adult for more generations than I can remember. They are not a curse, they are wonderful animals to look out and see and we are blessed to have them here. Even if they do eat my plants in the winter
 

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Calling any innocent animal a curse just because they are an "inconvenience" to some humans is rather arrogant.
 

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In my state vets are prevented by law from treating wild animals. This may be the case in other parts of the US & Canada too.
 

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^^^Whaaaa?... I'm not doubting what you say is true. But in my area, I think a veterinarian would have to study wildlife veterinary medicine as a specialty before declaring themselves competent to handle that sort of situation. I've been asking around to find out whether it would be feasible for me to be a wildlife rehabber, and the rehabbers in this area work with veterinarians- but most veterinarians around here won't treat wildlife because they do not have the experience and/or facilities. I haven't thought about whether they're legally prohibited as well; <b>I</b> am forbidden by law to try something like that unless I pass an examination and do a sort of apprenticeship with a more experienced rehabber.
 

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deer are cute, but they are honestly one of my biggest fear. I don't live at school and to get there I have to drive on a 50 mph wooded road. There are TONS of deer in this area, unfortunately it wasn't the signs that clued me in...it was the ridiculous amount of road kill. I'm hoping of all these animals that I saw were killed instantly and didn't suffer. It's very sad because they are cute, but hitting one is one of my biggest fear...I def dont want to kill an innocent animal, but I don't want to die as well. (this doesn't have anything to do with the story just a thought) As for the article...I can't say If i agree or disagree with anyone or any route taken because I wasn't actually there.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>vegansarawr</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2971689"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><i>Calling any innocent animal a curse just because they are an "inconvenience" to some humans is rather arrogant</i>.</div>
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Depends if a person relies on the food in their garden for sustenance doesn't it?<br><br>
Ever had <i>cute innocent</i> animals destroy 6 months of careful planning & work?<br><br>
Fences and dogs are only so effective......<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jessickah</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2972196"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><i>deer are cute, but they are honestly one of my biggest fear.....I have to drive on a 50 mph wooded road. There are TONS of deer in this area, unfortunately it wasn't the signs that clued me in...it was the ridiculous amount of road kill....</i></div>
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Just came back from Vancouver Island-it's the same there-deer are like flies in some places and driving is nerve wracking at best especially around Parksville/Qualicum Beach.
 

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Ahaha, I'm from the P/Q area. They're actually worst in the suburban areas, it seems. I'm from the backwoods and we only see them on occasion in the fields. I'm actually only worried of them because they carry tics. Eurgh, ticks.<br><br>
And although on topic it's horrible it died for no reason, it's true that it's hard to find an available vet that's licensed for what's needed there.
 

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Depends if a person relies on the food in their garden for sustenance doesn't it?<br><br>
Ever had <i>cute innocent</i> animals destroy 6 months of careful planning & work?<br><br>
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Right cause at zoos there are no caged deer... Fences don't work for deer, clearly no one is cutting corners by building cheap fences around their gardens.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>vegansarawr</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2974000"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><i>Right cause at zoos there are no caged deer... Fences don't work for deer, clearly no one is cutting corners by building cheap fences around their gardens</i>.</div>
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You must live in downtown Toronto-you have no idea how patient and relentless Deer can be.<br><br>
I admit that big fast vicious dogs are most effective but keeping one of those is another issue.
 
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