On January 23,
2012, the Solon deer slaughter will continue. The notorious USDA
Wildlife Services will be shooting deer lured to bait. Solon is now
known as the city who kills it's wildlife. It is a town of politics
without principle and science without humanity.
are once again dragging the reputation of the city of Solon into the
gutter. Wildlife Services litters the American landscape with deadly
poisons and traps and often kills pets and endangered species. Between
2002-2006 Wildlife Services failed numerous federal audits. WS aerially
shoots wolves and coyotes and their gunning program has caused ten human
fatalities and 28 injuries. They are known to be environmentally
abusive and unethical. No wonder WS likes to stay under the radar.
spend over 100 million annually to kill more than one million animals.
Americans foot the bill for this ineffective, wasteful, ecologically
unsound and unethically indefensible agency. The Obama administration
recently proposed a ten million dollar budget cut for USDA Wildlife
Services. Costly and inhumane killing of our wildlife are wastes of tax
dollars. And remember, if they aren't killing animals they aren't being
Wildlife Services war on wildlife knows no bounds!
only do we need to get the federal government out of the wildlife
exterminating business but out of Solon. An Open Public Records request
in 2006 reveals a letter from USDA Wildlife Services to Dave Hromco,
wanting in on the deer killing gravy train. They asked to kill 300 deer,
the same number targeted now. They have been waiting in the wings for
From our friends in Solebury, PA whose town was invaded by WS to kill deer :
By Freda R. Savana -- The Intelligencer. An
the deer culling operation Tuesday night angered about a dozen property
owners who argued trapping the animals is inhumane and should be
stopped. Dave Dubnanskui said, "a trap on a property there has upset
passers-by who have seen a deer suffering in the small, fenced-in area.
Deborah Ongara said she and her dog walked by the trap and witnessed the
deer thrashing and screaming.
Reported in Mt. Lebanon, PA, where WS killed deer:
have killed over 200 plus deer in two years. Just about every deer in
our community. They shoot everything - does, fawns and bucks. They have
been given permission to override all safety buffer zones, and shoot
rifles in our small parks which are less than 100 yards wide, and
surrounded by homes. They also shoot without notice to residents in the
From a 2008 news report in Mt. Lebanon: When
Micha Wolf walked out his
front door to head to work March 7, he was saddened to see a dead deer
lying in his Lindendale Dr. yard. There was a good size pool of blood
about half a foot from his house. An interview with Mt. Lebanon
residents revealed this. There is a conflict
between USDA, Wildlife Services and the PA Game Commission, because the
hunters don't want the USDA to kill all of "their" semi-tame deer. The
USDA needs the PGC's approval to shoot deer in the suburbs, and to
override safety ordinances. So typically the local government
(councils), the USDA WS, and the PGC (Ohio Division of Natural
Resources) will allow the WS to come in if the local government will committ to letting bowhunters come in the following years.
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? Next year Solon intends on bringing in the bowhunters.
3,000 residents voted NO to the continued bloodbath in our backyards.
Though we were defeated at the polls we will not be deterred and we will
not give up.
Remember, it is the job of council
members to represent their constituents. Have they done that? They work
for you. You voted them in and you can vote them out. The only Solon
councilman to vote NO to the continued, senseless, cruel, deer slaughter
was Rob Pelunis. The League of Humane Voters and Solon Deer commend him
for his leadership, courage, conscience, ethics, and for holding the
city of Solon to higher standards.
Animal advocacy translates
into votes -- the only language politicians understand. They pay
attention to groups like the League of Humane Voters, because they know
that our numbers translate into votes for them - or for their opponents.
And when they're aware of our presence and our voting bloc they make
what matters to us matter in Solon.
You can help the deer simply by joining our voting bloc. If you do nothing else
to help stop the slaughter please make sure to register with Lohv's Solon voting bloc. You will show every council member and Mayor Drucker who is not interested in stopping the deer kill that they will not get your vote!
will show that supporters for the deer are a landslide voting bloc and
together we will demand fair representation in Solon.
Please take one minute to join our voting bloc today. Vist www.lohv-ohio.org and click on Join us now.
Thank you for your continued support,