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During Extreme Heat, AG Mark Herring Reminds Virginians to Ensure Health...

From AG Mark Herring: DURING EXTREME HEAT, AG HERRING REMINDS VIRGINIANS TO ENSURE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS ~ Leaving a child or pet...

Sens. Ebbin, Stanley Introduce Legislation to Expand Domestic Violence Statute to...

As far as I'm concerned, anyone who does this should have the "book" thrown out them...they are absolute evil in so many ways. Lock...

U.S. Senate Passes Warner/Kaine-Sponsored Bill to Aid Domestic Violence Survivors and...

I'm very happy to see this, although it saddens - and angers - me greatly that there's a need for legislation like this. But...

Virginia GOP Is the Animal Abuse Party

Disgusting and 100% unacceptable by animal abuse-supporting Virginia Republicans. If you care about animals, you should NEVER vote Republican - period. Anti-Tethering Bill Killed by...

Election Day News: “Mass Shootings Don’t Have to Be Inevitable”; “Trump,...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, November 7 -- Election Day 2017. Make sure you...

Red, Blue, Any Dog Democrats

by Holly Hazard As animal protection issues from factory farming, to circuses, to puppy mills have become mainstream, increasingly they present candidates for office, and...

AG Mark Herring Honored by Norfolk SPCA for Creation of Nation’s...

Really proud of AG Mark Herring for this. How a person treats animals says a huge amount about them... HERRING HONORED BY NORFOLK SPCA FOR...

The Disastrous Results of Unlimited Deer

2010-09-05: Deer in the HeadlightsA hundred years ago, humans hunting for food had nearly wiped out local populations of deer, turkey and even squirrels in the Mid-Atlantic region. And humans protecting their livestock or hunting for trophies wiped out bear and wolf populations.

Deer were eventually reintroduced - and their populations exploded. While black bears have made a comeback, they're too slow to hunt adult deer. Wolves are great deer hunters, but reintroduction efforts in the eastern half of the United States have had limited success. And deer hunting is restricted on private property & on federal parkland, where deer thrive dashing through backyards and parks.

Today WAMU reports on the disastrous results for both people & our environment:

As an ever-rising population of white-tailed deer have bumped up against their human neighbors in the D.C. area, the results haven't been pretty. There were an estimated 88,000 deer-vehicle collisions in Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and Delaware last year.

But beyond the roads, experts say the deer are also having a major impact on forests, which are unable to replenish themselves to nurture the next generation due to the deer population's eating habits.