Those of you who live on the east coast are probably already familar with Pete the moose. For those who don’t know the story, Pete was attacked by dogs when he was five days old. Thanks to the wonderful nursing care of David Lawrence, he survived the ordeal. Today he is the picture of health. Unfortunately, the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife wants him and the other deer and elk that live in his area destroyed. They claim it is to prevent Chronic Wasting Disease. As a veterinarian, I find this preposterous. None of the animals in the vicinity show signs of the disease.
To see this handsome moose and learn more about him, please check out www.savepetethemoose.org. I signed a petition asking the Vermont Department of Fish and Game to reconsider their decision. It has no medical basis. This Christmas season, I invite you to sign the petition and help in any way you can. If you live in Vermont and know a legislator or the Governor, please speak up on Pete’s behalf. Thanks and have a blest holiday!