Target: Greg Kazmierski, member of the Natural Resources Board
Goal: Protect rare white deer population from being wiped out by hunters
A proposal has been set in the state of Wisconsin which, if approved, could mean the end of incredibly rare white deer. Of the one and a half million deer in the state of Wisconsin, there are less than one hundred white deer. The damning proposal, made by Gregory Kazmierski of the Natural Resources Board, asks for a public vote to allow these animals to be killed off, using outdated and bogus scientific reasoning to allege that they are somehow ‘defective’ and need to be culled. Petition Mr. Kazmierski to remove this proposal from the vote to save these exceedingly rare animals from being wiped out.
The public vote will take place on April 14 at the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Congress meeting. Because of the false nature of the information given to the public, many could be persuaded to support the culling of white deer. Because Mr. Kazmierski is a Department of Natural Resources board member, his proposal did not have to go through the vetting process that normal proposals are required to do.
Even after the Natural Resources board unanimously approved a motion in January that prohibited the killing of white deer, this new proposal would reverse that decision, and could mean the end of white deer in Wisconsin if it is approved.
Sign this petition to demand that Mr. Kazmierski retract his proposal in order to save the white deer from total annihilation.
Dear Mr. Kazmierski,
After reading of your proposal to legalize the ‘harvesting’ of white deer, I ask that you remove this proposal from the annual Congress meeting of the Department of Natural Resources.
The white deer you plan to have killed are not ‘defective,’ and the reasoning you have issued to the public is faulty and misleading. There are so few of these deer that they should be protected – as the recent unanimous vote for an emergency rules package to protect these deer shows.
Remove your proposal from the Congress meeting and let these beautiful, rare animals live in Wisconsin where they may attract tourists and be viewed for years to come.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Argonne National Laboratory via Wikimedia Commons