Target: Joe Bain, Mayor of Lakeway, Texas
Goal: End the city’s cruel deer trapping program.
In Lakeway, Texas, deer trapping is the town’s form of population control. A local grassroots organization released footage of what happens to the surplus deer and it is not for the faint of heart.
The deer are lured to the trap, netted, held down to the ground and then have their antlers sawed off. After this terribly painful and traumatizing experience, the deer are thrown into a truck and shipped off to slaughter.
This practice has been going on for ten years and has not resulted in lowering the population. It is time that the town research different, more humane ways of population control. Sign this petition and demand the town end their cruel deer trapping program.
Dear Mayor Bain,
Footage of your town’s deer trapping program has been released and it is truly barbaric. Deer are lured into traps, netted, held down and then have their antlers sawed off while still conscious. After this traumatic experience, the deer are thrown into a truck to head to slaughter.
This has been going on for ten years and has not helped lower the deer population in Lakeway. Actually, when deer are killed, food supply increases which causes an increase in breeding among those still alive.
It is time to research different, more humane ways to control the deer population. Please take the time to look into this matter so no more deer have to go through this cruel and painful experience.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: USDA by Scott Bauer