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GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT WHEN TALKING ABOUT DEER

A recent letter criticizing "Bambi" contained numerous inflammatory and incorrect statements.

Deer don't cause Lyme Disease -- ticks do.

Deer don't clear out old-growth forests -- greedy developers do.

Deer don't cause the majority of serious auto accidents -- speeding or drunk drivers do.

Since deer-auto accidents continue to occur in areas where hunting is prevalent, the irrationality of this argument is clear.

A successful, humane and inexpensive contraceptive is available to control the deer population. If a problem exists, this method could be used instead of resorting to ignorant, dangerous and violent means.

RON ALLISON Amherst

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