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Last updated: 03/03/2017
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Deer
For the last 10 years, more than a 1000 deer have been annually involved in road collisions in the Eastern Township and Montérégie regions. The ever-increasing feeding sites bordering trails

are no strangers to these numerous road collisions. This activity is at the source of numerous citizen
complaints that are seeing their edges, ornamental plants and farmed lands destroyed – a direct
consequence of artificial feeding. Feeding deer may seem like a legitimate activity, but the food is
inadequate when absorbed in large quantities. The animals can become sick and even die from
artificial feeding. In addition to attracting deer outside their natural feeding grounds and modifying
their behaviour, this practice encourages animals to feed in the “same plate” which increases
chances of transmitting diseases
and parasites amongst the herd.

The wildlife and natural resources ministry strongly condemns this practice.
Please forward this message to as many people to make them aware of the dangers.

For more information, visit the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs website.

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