Protest Sat.1/28/12 Against deer kill in the Wissahickon

Join the Philadelphia Advocates for the Deer (PAD) this Saturday in their protest against the killing of deer in the Wissahickon.  PAD advocates for the long-term ecological health of Fairmount Park while respecting the park’s indigenous animals, and believes that deer have a right to live freely in the park on their own terms.

The kill began last December 1, 2011 and will continue until March 31, 2012.  PAD reports they have been trying to meet with the Commision of Parks and Recreation since November 2011 without success.

  •  Saturday, January 28, 2012 *
  • Germantown and Gravers Lane
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Parking available behind the stores on Germantown Pike and Gravers Lane.  The #23 bus stops at Gravers Lane.
  • For additional information, contact maryannbaron3@yahoo.com
  • Make your voice heard!

They ask you use the names and contact information listed below to make your voice heard on this issue:

MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER  215-686-2181

COMMISSION OF PARKS AND RECREATION, COMMISSIONER MICHAEL DIBERARDINIS  215-683-0202

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARK A. FOCHT and CHIEF OF STAFF BARRY BESSLER 215-683-0202

Dangerous fences are another source of hardship and death for deer.  Read more about Wildlife Fence-Death Syndrome, the topic of my February 2nd  monthly blog  on the Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens website.

Handouts describing fences that are safe rather than dangerous to wildlife will be available at the Protest on Saturday.

* Note:  This PAD Protest was originally scheduled for January 21, cancelled and rescheduled for this Saturday January 28, giving more people the opportunity to attend.  Please participate!

About Christina Kobland

Founder, east33.org; President and Founder, Native Return, LLC
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