Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mt. Lebo and Deer

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mt. Lebo and Deer

Article excerpt

I have lived in Mt. Lebanon for over 50 years and I cannot believe what we have become. We started having mass killings of deer in 2006 and now are in the midst of our seventh all-out slaughter.

These projects have always failed because they are based on the supposition that does only wander a mile or two from their place of birth throughout their lives and therefore Mt. Lebanon has its own isolated "herd of deer."

That idea has been vigorously promoted by a series of contractors who know otherwise, but come here to promote their business interests.

The latest research indicates that does roam over an area 10 times what was previously assumed and thus Mt. Lebanon will never control their deer by killing them.

The latest excuse used to justify the slaughter is that the deer are an incredible traffic hazard and responsible for numerous serious accidents throughout the community. …

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