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Letter: DWR shouldn’t be going on assumptions of “disease considerations”

(Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Residential deer herds.

Recently there was a nice story about a poor young deer that was friendly to people in a neighborhood in Herriman, but that changed this week, after a cry-baby person in Herriman complained about this young deer.

The Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) said “disease considerations” would make moving the young deer impossible. This comment sounds like an assumption. The DWR could have moved this young deer after the story came out.

I hope the complainer is happy knowing they caused the death of a helpless, friendly animal. The DWR needs to update its rules, and do an actual blood test, instead of making an assumption of possible “disease considerations.”

Charles C. Waldo, West Jordan

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