February 03, 2006
Deer Dehorning Scandal: Citizens raise a ruckus after police remove antlers of roadkilled buck
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
On Wednesday in Gainesville, Georgia, a nice 8-point buck lay dead along the side of the road when two police officers showed up, moved the deer off the pavement, sawed off it's antlers, and left. Several witnesses were reportedly horrified, probably assuming that the cops just wanted the rack as a trophy. The officers, however, claim they removed the rack to keep motorists from gawking and slowing traffic. Now the mayor has promised no more public dehornings. The question: Is this just much ado about nothing?
Check out these two reports on the story: Story 1, Story 2