Tennessee Kills Deer Farming Bill
A bill that would have allowed whitetail deer breeding and farming in Tennessee has been withdrawn from the House committee before a vote, effectively killing the measure. According to the Commercial Appeal, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation took a dominating roll in lobbying against the bill.
"The Tennessee Wildlife Federation led the charge, but our members and supporters did the real work," said Mike Butler, CEO of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation. "More than 1,500 e-mails and phone calls have been directed to members of the Tennessee General Assembly during the past month from hunters and wildlife enthusiasts who know the breeding and sale of deer as livestock is a bad idea."