After a disastrous incident in which a pet deer names Bambi was shot dead in front of residents of its adopted community, Manitoba has implemented a few new guidelines, ostensibly saying: try really hard not to shoot deer in front of people.
New protocol for Manitoba conservation officers were announced on Tuesday to "make euthanasia a last resort" and promote the humane handling of wildlife whenever possible.
Let's flash back to February, when the Hutterite colony of Windy Bay was receiving regular visits from their beloved Bambi. The deer had been abandoned as a fawn and left to be raised by the locals.
But, as animals tend to do, Bambi grew larger. When Manitoba Conservation was called to move the animal to a sanctuary, they ended up shooting it instead, in front of several residents who had spent years doting over the dear deer.
In hindsight, that didn't go exactly by book. So here we are, five months later,Read More »from Manitoba conservation officers urged not to shoot deer in front of people