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A western Kansas family is outraged after game wardens killed a deer they considered a pet in front of them in a gut-wrenching video.
A pet deer on a Kansas farm was gunned down by state wildlife officials in front of its owners, outraging the Mcgaughey family and sparking a social media backlash.
He said it’s possible an animal as large as a deer could hurt a human. In some cases, pet buck deer, charged by hormones during the annual breeding season, have gored people. Even females, Mason said, could eventually be dangerous.
Ulysses family demands justice for their pet deer
Kansas Family's Pet Deer Shot by Game Warden - People
A game warden's shooting of a family's pet deer has sparked outrage in western Kansas. The deer, named Faline, had been a member of the Mcgaughey family for almost two years when state wildlife officials started investigating the Ulysses, Kan., family and their pet.If you thought Miley Cyrus' pig was a little strange, then you haven't seen anything yet. Kelvin Peña, a 17-year-old from Pennsylvania, takes care of a pretty unbelievable pet: a deer he likes to call Money.Within a few weeks the mule deer, which they named Faline, after Bambi’s friend and future mate in the cartoon movie, “considered herself part of the family,” Mcgaughey said. The deer continually followed Mcgaughey in and out of their home 12 1/2 miles from town, and played with all members of the family and their pets.As we gather around the campfire and fireplace during this holiday season, J.R. Dunsmore has a cautionary tale to share about white-tailed deer as pets.Of course, Kelvin didn't just stumble into his local PetSmart and pick up a deer. "One day at my cousin’s house, he was feeding Canela [another local deer Kelvin named] and I thought it was really cool," he told about the unlikely adoption. "When I got home I saw Money in my backyard, walked up to him, and noticed he didn’t run away, so I felt we had a connection,” he said.Outrage is the only word that describes what a rural Ulysses (western Kansas) family is feeling after game wardens shot and killed a deer, directly in front of them, that they considered to be a pet. Kim Mcgaughey told that the mule deer was “very much a big pet” and that there was “no reason for her to be killed.”