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MI Deerfarm Couple Starved 41 Deer
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Zbone 07-Dec-22
Screwball 07-Dec-22
DanaC 07-Dec-22
Dale06 07-Dec-22
tobywon 07-Dec-22
APauls 07-Dec-22
buckhammer 07-Dec-22
Zbone 08-Dec-22
WV Mountaineer 08-Dec-22
Tim Floyd @Hm 08-Dec-22
scentman 09-Dec-22
Grey Ghost 09-Dec-22
Duke 09-Dec-22
Bigdog 21 09-Dec-22
Mule Power 10-Dec-22
fuzzy 10-Dec-22
WV Mountaineer 10-Dec-22
From: Zbone
07-Dec-22

Zbone's Link
Sad:

"Michigan Couple 'Abandoned' Deer Farm During Divorce, Starved 41 Deer to Death"

https://www.outdoorlife.com/conservation/41-deer-starved-to-death-michigan/

From: Screwball
07-Dec-22
Why would the DNR care they want all the deer farms gone anyway. One less nuisance for them.

From: DanaC
07-Dec-22
41 deer in a pen is a recipe for disease. Definitely a 'nuisance' for DNR, especially if they escape into the wild. Have to agree, want them all gone.

From: Dale06
07-Dec-22
Hope they spend some years behind bars. That’s just terrible.

From: tobywon
07-Dec-22
Whether the DNR wants the deer farms or not, that couple letting the animals starve is just not right. Especially when authorities returned to find more dead deer and feed was still in bags in the barn. Put them in jail and starve them for a bit to see how it feels.

From: APauls
07-Dec-22
Amazing how they could see the dead deer from the driveway and yet she had no clue he wasn't feeding them. Scum

From: buckhammer
07-Dec-22
I believe there is a specific time frame in which the DNR or a state conservation officer is to conduct an inspection of a deer farm here in Michigan to make sure that they are in compliance with the rules and regulations of operating of one. It would be interesting to know when that last inspection was done or if it was done.

From: Zbone
08-Dec-22

Zbone's Link
More detailed version with photo of some of the emaciated deer... Very sad to view deer or any animal for that matter in that condition:

https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2022/12/bay-county-man-pleads-to-starving-36-deer-to-death.html

08-Dec-22
If they were domesticated and starved to death: Especially over a divorce. Both people should be starved nearly to death. In the same cage. Full of their own feces and piss.

People are so lazy and self serving it’s scary.

08-Dec-22
Insane! ... Could've killed the deer before starving them and donated a lot of meat to those in need.

From: scentman
09-Dec-22
How could either one of them sleep at night knowing those deer were dying a slow painful death? Sad, truth is many animals suffer at the hands of their caretakers.

From: Grey Ghost
09-Dec-22
The least they could have done is just open the damn gate and give the deer a chance to survive.

Matt

09-Dec-22
They are even worse than a poacher. Lock em up

09-Dec-22
Absolutely disgusting. They should be in the same pen with food and water visible but unreachable right outside the fence for a week or more and no visitors allowed but society’s softness won’t allow. “Do unto others as you wouldn’t want done to you” doesn’t apply anymore. Really irritating that there’s an option for a plea deal with no felony! Next article the judge will order a ribbon of some sort for good behavior!

From: Duke
09-Dec-22
Disgraceful.

I’d imagine their egos and emotions played into this as the two waged war against one another, but it’s just sad that the captive animals, which are true wild animals, were led to death this way.

From: Bigdog 21
09-Dec-22
It happen more then you think. Dogs cats horses alot of horses turned loose in national forest. Dogs and cats dumped. They will more then likely get a fine and make small minable payments. And probation.

From: Mule Power
10-Dec-22
Animal cruelty is unforgivable! No excuse.

From: fuzzy
10-Dec-22
Tim Floyd I agree. Better to kill em for the buzzards that let em starve.

10-Dec-22
^^^^yep^^^^

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