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VERBOSITY ALERT!

My argument boils down to who in Ohio is responsible to mitigate CWD. I may not see it in my lifetime, but Mother Nature will solve this disease with or without human intervention. Indeed, humans tend to just get in her way.

There is no Unity of Command for CWD.

Deer are wildlife, right? Humans can hunt deer in Ohio. The DOW manages hunting for wildlife. So, wouldn't it make sense that someONE in the DOW would be in charge of mitigating the effect of CWD on deer? Wouldn't that person answer to Kendra Wecker, Chief/DOW, and she in turn to Mary Mertz, D/DNR, and she in turn to Governor DeWhine, and he in turn to the citizens of Ohio?

Oh, wait.

Deer are also livestock animals here in Ohio that can be raised on deer farms; aka, captive cervid operations. Humans can shop for deer and the products produced from these farm-raised deer: products like antlers, hides, meat, semen, etc. The Division of Animal Health is charged with protecting and promoting the health of Ohio's livestock. So, wouldn't it make sense that someONE in that division would be in charge of mitigating the effect of CWD on deer? Wouldn't that person answer to Dr. Dennis Summers, DVM, C/Division of Animal Health, and he in turn to Dorothy Pelanda, D/DOA, and she in turn to Governor DeWhine, and he in turn to the citizens of Ohio?

Do you see the common factor here? It's Governor DeWhine. I'm not at all convinced that he has any unity of command when it comes to CWD here in Ohio. He signs laws and enacts administrative codes, but they are not mitigating CWD. They are just getting deer hunters and deer farmers PO'd, despite the economic boon whitetail deer, particularly free-range hunting, and to a much lesser degree, captive cervid operations bring to Ohio.

(Great! Now there's a black Suburban parked out on the road. Ha!)
 

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VERBOSITY ALERT!

My argument boils down to who in Ohio is responsible to mitigate CWD. I may not see it in my lifetime, but Mother Nature will solve this disease with or without human intervention. Indeed, humans tend to just get in her way.

There is no Unity of Command for CWD.

Deer are wildlife, right? Humans can hunt deer in Ohio. The DOW manages hunting for wildlife. So, wouldn't it make sense that someONE in the DOW would be in charge of mitigating the effect of CWD on deer? Wouldn't that person answer to Kendra Wecker, Chief/DOW, and she in turn to Mary Mertz, D/DNR, and she in turn to Governor DeWhine, and he in turn to the citizens of Ohio?

Oh, wait.

Deer are also livestock animals here in Ohio that can be raised on deer farms; aka, captive cervid operations. Humans can shop for deer and the products produced from these farm-raised deer: products like antlers, hides, meat, semen, etc. The Division of Animal Health is charged with protecting and promoting the health of Ohio's livestock. So, wouldn't it make sense that someONE in that division would be in charge of mitigating the effect of CWD on deer? Wouldn't that person answer to Dr. Dennis Summers, DVM, C/Division of Animal Health, and he in turn to Dorothy Pelanda, D/DOA, and she in turn to Governor DeWhine, and he in turn to the citizens of Ohio?

Do you see the common factor here? It's Governor DeWhine. I'm not at all convinced that he has any unity of command when it comes to CWD here in Ohio. He signs laws and enacts administrative codes, but they are not mitigating CWD. They are just getting deer hunters and deer farmers PO'd, despite the economic boon whitetail deer, particularly free-range hunting, and to a much lesser degree, captive cervid operations bring to Ohio.

(Great! Now there's a black Suburban parked out on the road. Ha!)
Not in question at all. ODNR does and the recent report shows that clearly. Why not tie it up in the courts and let it go as it has elsewhere until we show that doesn’t work again? Pulease - your loyalty to whatever party that is, is unrelated.
 
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VERBOSITY ALERT!

My argument boils down to who in Ohio is responsible to mitigate CWD. I may not see it in my lifetime, but Mother Nature will solve this disease with or without human intervention. Indeed, humans tend to just get in her way.

There is no Unity of Command for CWD.

Deer are wildlife, right? Humans can hunt deer in Ohio. The DOW manages hunting for wildlife. So, wouldn't it make sense that someONE in the DOW would be in charge of mitigating the effect of CWD on deer? Wouldn't that person answer to Kendra Wecker, Chief/DOW, and she in turn to Mary Mertz, D/DNR, and she in turn to Governor DeWhine, and he in turn to the citizens of Ohio?

Oh, wait.

Deer are also livestock animals here in Ohio that can be raised on deer farms; aka, captive cervid operations. Humans can shop for deer and the products produced from these farm-raised deer: products like antlers, hides, meat, semen, etc. The Division of Animal Health is charged with protecting and promoting the health of Ohio's livestock. So, wouldn't it make sense that someONE in that division would be in charge of mitigating the effect of CWD on deer? Wouldn't that person answer to Dr. Dennis Summers, DVM, C/Division of Animal Health, and he in turn to Dorothy Pelanda, D/DOA, and she in turn to Governor DeWhine, and he in turn to the citizens of Ohio?

Do you see the common factor here? It's Governor DeWhine. I'm not at all convinced that he has any unity of command when it comes to CWD here in Ohio. He signs laws and enacts administrative codes, but they are not mitigating CWD. They are just getting deer hunters and deer farmers PO'd, despite the economic boon whitetail deer, particularly free-range hunting, and to a much lesser degree, captive cervid operations bring to Ohio.

(Great! Now there's a black Suburban parked out on the road. Ha!)
SomeONE in the health field told me there is a cure for cancer(True or not). But, because there is so much money involved in treatment they may prefer to treat it as it happens.

With CWD, think about the money being had on both the cervid farms and the hunting industry and apply the same thought process above? Is it possible?

Is that Black suburban bullet proof? :LOL:
 

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I don't hardly pay attention to the new news anymore. The time to act was 20-30 years ago. It's insane that we farm deer still. I have no control over any of it though and I don't have enough knowledge to advise those who do have control. So I live my life and count my blessings on what I have. I'm not sure what else to do.
 

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