Erin Janus is a well known vegan animal rights activist from Toronto Ontario. She has 50,000 facebook likes from people who have drank her koolaid. Janus recently uploaded a picture of a dead deer with the baby fawn still clinging to the mothers body. Janus blamed this on hunters as you can see in the picture to the right. The only problem is the deer was run over by a car, possibly Janus’s car. Why would she have both pictures from two angles of the same dead animal?
In order for Janus’s story to be credible, the hunter would of have to of shot the deer with a flame thrower that had zombification powers. You can clearly see the deer was not only hit by a car, but it was also laying on the side of the road for at least a few hours, if not longer. Whomever took this picture is no animal rights activist, rather than helping the fawn, they took pictures to target hunters. Pushing their extremist message was more important than saving the animal.
Whether you agree or disagree with hunting you should know, hunting season is not during the time frame when doe give birth to fawns. In Pennsylvania, Hunting Season starts at the first Monday after Thanksgiving and runs for 2 weeks typically. Doe give birth in the spring. This is done on purpose, so that mothers are not shot when they are giving birth to their young.
It is also expected of you to report any deer that you hit with a car to the Pennsylvania state game commission. The PA game commission keeps track of how many deer are killed and where so that they know how many doe permits to license for each county. Despite what people think, they don’t just throw out a bunch of hunting licenses and let hunters kill the entire deer population.
The PA Game commission actually uses the revenue generated from hunting licenses to assist wildlife. They also make quite a bit of money from the hefty fines they issue to anyone caught shooting an animal illegally.
Currently in PA there are two major problems with black bear and deer. Black bear have a problem called “mange” while deer have a problem with Chronic Wasting Disease. Animal rights activists aren’t picking up the tab for those problems, hunters are.