Don’t Allow Cruel Bowhunting of Deer Population

Target: Carla A. Reid, CEO of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Goal: Stop bowhunting on Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s properties.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) allows bowhunting on its properties in order to control the deer population. Not only is this method of population control not effective, but bowhunting is one of the cruelest ways to kill an animal.

Bowhunting does not kill an animal quickly. Instead, injured animals will try to run off to find refuge while in tremendous pain. It takes some animals weeks of pain and misery before they die. There are often reports of deer with arrows sticking out of a part of their body, and confused, injured animals running into roads and causing more injuries to themselves and drivers.

Sign this petition and demand that the WSSC no longer allow bowhunting on its properties.


Dear Ms. Reid,

It came to my attention recently that your agency allows bowhunting on your properties as a means of population control. Not only is bowhunting extremely cruel, but this method of population control is not effective.

Bowhunting does not allow an animal to experience a quick, painless death. Instead, many deer are often found bleeding out and with arrows protruding out of their bodies. It can take weeks before an animal can die from a bowhunting injury.

In addition, killing off deer does not keep the population under control, but in fact does the exact opposite. A drop in population leads to an excess of food and the increase in energy levels leads to more mating and reproducing.

Please consider no longer allowing bowhunting on your properties. Not only is it extremely cruel, but it is also not effective.


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  2. Cynthia Mattera says:

    PLEASE BAN BOW HUNTING, and ban killing of deer all together. Let nature takes it course!

  3. Are there really no other more effective and humane ways to stop population growth? Sounds like you guys are killing for pleasure.

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