Tuesday, January 22, 2013

B.C. woman can keep orphan deer she raised - Canadian Press

B.C. woman to keep her deer friend - Kevin Drewes, Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun:

January 22, 2013 - "Janet Schwartz and her domesticated deer, Bimbo, are returning to their normal lives.

"The law - represented by men and women in uniforms and carrying guns - is no longer threatening to forcibly separate Schwartz and Bimbo, freeing the 10-year-old doe potentially to the fates of the surrounding rainforest and its hungry wolves and black bears....

"For four days last week, Schwartz's life turned as rocky and pitted as the undulating logging road that connects her life to the outside world.... Conservation officers had arrived at the property beneath snow-capped mountains and at the bottom of a remote valley near Ucluelet, with orders to release Bimbo.... Schwartz was told she wasn't allowed to touch Bimbo anymore....

"There were news stories and Face-book pages and, by Friday, the government had changed its mind."

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/woman+keep+deer+friend/7853116/story.html#ixzz2IkYXwuFF
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