Sunday, September 28, 2014
The video shows how lightning fast a deer-vehicle collision can unfold. There is no time to react whatsoever, no guarantee of 100% safety on any road, especially during deer-hunting season when deer are spooked, or wounded, by hunters and flee across the road. The only way to minimize the risk is to 1. slow down, 2. be watchful for deer at all times, and 3, be prepared for more deer when you see one.
The risk is further exacerbated by HUNTERS cultivating a high population of deer by means of food plots, where rich deer food elevates the birth rate from no fawn or single fawn to doublets or triplets - FOR HUNTING PURPOSES of course.
Each year, there are over 1 million DVAs (deer-vehicle accidents) on US roads, meaning over 1 million deer deaths, about 200 human deaths, and over $1 Billion in property damage. Over half of the DVAs occur October-December, coinciding with the hunting season. The hunters know that they are at least in part responsible for the human deaths (they don't care about deer deaths), and yet they persist with the practice, making the extra human fatality, due to them, premeditated.
Anthony Marr, founder
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)