Individual efforts of local people have been the driving force behind Friends
of the White Deer.
The citizens of Marin County, California have valued and
appreciated the presence of the deer in Point Reyes for generations. Locals
have contributed hundreds of hours of effort in the form of distributing
signs, flyers, collecting thousands of signatures, writing to media editors
and elected officials, picketing, and conducting investigations into Park
policies. In the end, it is all about saving the Fallow and Axis Deer and
being allowed to continue to share the beautiful Point Reyes National
Seashore with them.
The Marin Humane Society
"If there is an environmental imperative to address the number of deer, then
there is also a moral imperative to do so humanely. In doing so we must keep
in mind that individual animals as well as species have moral standing in our
worldview and actions.
"If a compelling argument can be made for reducing the number of axis and
fallow deer, then the Marin Humane Society urges the Park Service to
explore and implement a 100% nonlethal approach. In such an approach you
would find the Humane Society and its 10,000 constituents both partners and