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    Another RSPCA homegoal?

    http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/...r_is_put_down/


    A “MIRACLE” fawn which survived after its mother was killed in a car accident while she was pregnant has been put down — because it was too tame.

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    "Miracle" fawn. PTS.

    I wonder what the "Emporer" commenters would make of this??

    A “MIRACLE” fawn which survived after its mother was killed in a car accident while she was pregnant has been put down — because it was too tame.
    The deer appeared from his mother’s ruptured abdomen after being struck by a car in Chapeltown Road, Turton, in June.
    The orphan was rescued and was taken to the RSPCA Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire.
    After a month, the male roe deer was taken to a centre in Norfolk with specialist facilities to rehabilitate deer into the wild.
    The animal was released into the wild last week, but the RSPCA said the deer was too tame following its release and it had to be put down.
    The move has been condemned by the British Deer Society, which said it was irresponsible to bring up the deer and expect it to be able to go back into the wild.
    David Kenyon, from the British Deer Society, said: “If the RSPCA took the decision to raise the deer, then they should have taken the long-term decision to put it into a petting zoo.
    “It was irresponsible to bring up a deer and expect it to go back into the wild.
    “I have heard of deer being raised and put in petting zoos, but I have not heard of one being raised and then put down. That’s a first.”
    The RSPCA has said that when a tame deer had been placed in a deer park before it had jumped on people. That could have been dangerous because of its large antlers and it was shot by the park owners.
    A spokesman for the RSPCA said: “The deer which was born after his mother was killed in a car accident was released into the wild.
    “Sadly, it was immediately evident that he was too tame to cope with his new environment and his welfare would have been at risk if he had remained there. Staff caught him again and he was put to sleep in a humane way.
    “The ethos behind our wildlife centres is to get wild animals back to where they belong. In addition, a male roe deer as tame as this could pose a serious risk to humans, as well as to itself.
    “As with all wildlife rescues, we took a risk that this deer would not thrive on release.
    “We took the chance that we could rear it, knowing that we might have to euthanase it if it sadly proved unsuitable for a life in the wild.”

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    This made it to The Daily Telegraph as well, classic really. Spend charity money saving and raising a Roe fawn, tame it then it dawns on them they can't release it. Answer, lets put it down!

    Wonder what Brian May would make of this sorry tale?

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    Can't say that I'm all that impressed with the BDS response either:

    "David Kenyon, from the British Deer Society, said: “If the RSPCA took the decision to raise the deer, then they should have taken the long-term decision to put it into a petting zoo"

    A Roe Buck that has become habituated to human contact is potentially a very dangerous animal, particulary during the rut. Being so territorial they can view any human as a challenger and will not hesitate to attack without warning. I've seen it happen in a red deer enclosure where the owner thought, against better advice, that he could keep a buck that had been reared. He was attacked and sustained a nasty leg injury.

    A petting zoo would not be the place for one of those potential time-bombs.

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    I can remember the story about the fawn and wished it all the best, a little miracle.

    However, now I am horrified with the outcome!

    The RSPCA should not have attempted to save it and should have been wise enough to have known the outcome at the start, what a total waste of money and a life.

    The bunny-huggers should be ranting on about this rather than legally shot deer!

    Could rant on but tea is calling!

    Have a good weekend

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    that is just really bloody cruel and pathetic. I bet I could have placed that buck somewhere safe where it would have been appreciated and looked after with a couple of simple phone calls. There's a whole list of animal centres and wildlife parks that would have loved to have the thing, especially with the press it got.

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    Are you serious?

    How many wild Roe Bucks have you seen in animal centres or wildlife parks? Let alone one that has lost it's fear of humans.

    Although I don't think the animal should have been rescued in the first place - the RSPCA should have been aware of the potential problems down the line - I'd agree with their later statement that:

    "a male roe deer as tame as this could pose a serious risk to humans, as well as to itself"
    Last edited by Orion; 29-10-2010 at 18:30.

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