Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Woman saves orphaned baby deer - Ohio government wants to euthanize it and put her in jail
It never ceases to amaze me just how many idiots we have working in our government offices.
My favorite quote, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi , says a lot about THIS nation.
How sad that the Division of Wildlife in Ohio (my own state) would advocate the killing of an innocent, orphaned fawn.... but even sadder is the fact that they now want to prosecute the woman who saved its life and found sanctuary, in another state, where it can live a safe, normal life.
From The Petition Site:
An orphaned deer in Ohio was rescued by a compassionate woman about three weeks ago, who took it to her home in Kentucky. The fawn was crying continuously, so the woman started to bottle feed it. The local community decided to find a permanent home for the fawn and started e-mailing friends to find a suitable permanent home for it. Finally a rescue and rehabilitation farm for wild animals in Kentucky was identified and the fawn was sent to the farm.
This was where this charming story turns into an example of "no good deed goes unpunished."
The woman who rescued the deer was informed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife that the faun had to be returned to the wild (presumably so that it could die a natural death by starvation). After the division of Wildlife was not able to intimidate the woman into doing this, they then started threatening her with 60 days jail time and a fine unless the fawn was handed over to them so that they can euthanize it and do post-mortem tests for diseases on it.
They contend that she has broken the law by (1) removing the fawn from it's natural habitat instead of leaving nature to run it's course and (2) transported the deer over state borders.
I ask members to please petition the Ohio State govenor to stop this persecution of a good samaritan, and to rather use it's financial resources to test the baby deer while it is alive, and should it come back disease free to release it either to the farm where it is currently happy, or release it , after it has been weaned, into a sanctuary.
Your support is needed urgently!