The story of a baby deer abandoned by its mother is touching in its endearing way:
The president of a Wisconsin animal shelter is furious after the state Department of Natural Resources raided the facility with armed agents, detained volunteer workers and killed a baby deer named “Giggles.”“I’m furious,” said Cindy Schultz, president of the Society of St. Francis in Kenosha, Wis. “We are a no-kill shelter. And they killed her. They killed Giggles. I’m furious – furious.”I am kind of a moderate lover of animals, and my sympathy for a cute deer (or any other animal) didn't stop me from enjoying a bite of venison or whatever the fates put on my plate.
Schultz told Fox News an Illinois family found a baby fawn that had been abandoned by her mother. The family brought the deer to the Wisconsin shelter.
But the article raises another question, especially in that passage:
On July 15 DNR agents and four deputy sheriff’s staged the surprise raid in what staff workers called a massive and “intimidating” show of force.15 DNR agents, armed to the teeth, no doubt, with a local support in the form of four deputy sheriffs - all this to put an end to unlawful life support of one baby deer?
According to a state affidavit, the DNR had been conducting aerial and ground surveillance in advance of the raid searching for an “illegally-held live captive Whitetail deer”.
I mean, once the aerial surveillance was already in place, couldn't they have put two or three Hellfire missiles into the shelter? Would have been cheaper all around, just considering the travel and daily allowance for the DNR braves. And training for the special op of breaching the defenses of that shelter, not to mention the deer capture...