Spay and Neuter Those Deer

Actress Kelly Bishop is apparently something of an animal rights activist and, specifically, an expert on controlling deer population.

Hunting, of course, is simply cruel, she tells the New Jersey Star Ledger,

Call me a zealot, [okay!] but why is there suddenly a problem in New Jersey with deer? I did my homework looking for solutions. I think it’s practical to spay and neuter deer to gradually decrease the population. The Streiter refractor warning system along roads in deer-populated areas does work.

While sterilizing isolated populations of deer might work — albeit at enormous costs — its simply impractical for large scale population control such as what Bishop would be proposing for New Jersey.


Concerning animals: She’s acting on her convictions. Joan Lowell Smith, The New Jersey Star Ledger, January 23, 2005.