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Government Agency’s Solution to Deer Overpopulation: Spend Taxpayer Money on Ovary Removal

The National Institutes of Health’s solution to too many deer roaming on its main campus in Maryland is to give them ovariectomies.  The agency is looking for a contractor to help the deer population problem on its 500-acre Bethesda headquarters, which currently has 30 to 40 deer running free.


Shooting them, apparently, is out of the question, though obviously this would be the cheapest, most efficient method (and for good measure, the deer meat could be donated to local food charities).   Rather, NIH officials are searching for a contracted veterinarians to capture the female deer, anesthetize them, and then surgically remove their ovaries to reduce the population.

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