Thursday, May 5, 2016

Finally A Serious Proposal

The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation has proposed a plan to start to address the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin.

I have written about the spread of CWD in the past.

The best time to have enact these measures would have been ten years ago.  The second best time to is today.

The the Star Tribune:

MADISON, Wis. — A prominent sportsmen's group wants Gov. Scott Walker to crack down on deer farms as he revises the state's chronic wasting disease tactics. 
The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation sent the governor a letter Thursday asking him to require the farms to double-fence, install warning devices to detect open gates and kill their herds within a month if CWD is detected on their farm and it's not double-fenced. 
The federation recommended more testing of wild deer for CWD and suggests returning to in-person carcass registration in disease zones. The group also demanded more transparency from the state on the disease's spread. 
A Walker spokesman didn't immediately respond to an email. Whitetails of Wisconsin Association President Rick Vojtik saying the captive herd isn't spreading the disease and double-fencing won't stop its spread.
Way out of date

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