Nearly 5,000 Deer Saved on Eastern Long Island

Following a 300 person protest, meetings with town officials, and a successful restraining order against the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Long Island Orchestrating for Nature and the Wildlife Preservation Coalition of Eastern Long Island stopped culls of nearly 5,000 deer in Southampton, Sagaponack, East Hampton, Riverhead, Brookhaven, and Shelter Island. 

Southold, the only town that moved forward with a cull, was only able to kill 192 deer out of a goal of 3,000, proving not only that the deer were smarter than the USDA, but also that their population was far less than both hunters' and the town of Southold had claimed.

LION will forever be thankful to Wendy Chamberlin of the Wildlife Preservation Coalition for this monumental victory, as well as the late Mr. William Gibbons for generously providing the necessary funds for this protest's powerful signs.