Meder’s
Nursery in Pittsburgh reportedly keeps three deer cruelly confined to a tiny windowless
room year-round, except during the holiday season when they are exhibited. To
make things worse, we’re told that the smallest deer is often bullied by the
others.

 

Deer
are undomesticated animals—their wild instincts are still intact. In captivity,
with their instinctual needs largely (if not entirely) thwarted, they can become
despondent over time and develop abnormal and self-destructive behavior,
including pacing, rocking, swaying, bar-biting, and self-mutilation. Others
suffer less “dramatically” but remain deeply unhappy at heart. While
on exhibit, being subjected to a barrage of strange noises, activity, and
people trying to touch them can’t offer these “prey” animals much
reprieve.

PETA reached out to the nursery’s owners and urged them to provide the
deer with an ample outdoor habitat or to place them with a sanctuary (we
offered to help with this), but to no avail. Meanwhile, these
wild animals reportedly languish as prisoners. Please contact Meder’s
Nursery and politely implore its staff to do right by these deer—then forward
this alert widely!

Please
send polite comments to:

Nancy Meder, Owner
Meder’s Nursery
360 Regis Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
412-653-7020
nancy@meders.com

Scott Kisner, Manager
Meder’s Nursery
360 Regis Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
412-653-7020
scott@meders.com

Kim Kisner, Manager
Meder’s Nursery
360 Regis Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
412-653-7020
kim@meders.com

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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