Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bambi Legislation

"Buzzards could lose a bountiful food supply under a bill that's making its way through the Kentucky General Assembly," reports the Associated Press.

And we are not taking about the carcass that is the Governor's casino gambling initiative. No, the dead animals garnering the legislature's attention are deer:

The measure would change a law that essentially bars farmers who shoot crop-damaging deer from giving them to needy families.

With the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources issuing about 3,500 permits for landowners to shoot troublesome deer each year, buzzards and coyotes have had lots of rotting carcasses to dine on.

If state Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, gets his way, those deer would be eaten by people.

Of course, if this legislation passes, expect a lawmaker in a future session to propose a commission to regulate the distribution of deer meat (see the next post), given that the price of dinner for buzzards and coyotes is bound to rise.

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