As this beautifully photographed video from The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) observes, our precious mule deer are vanishing. MDF blames ‘competition’ of humans for land. This is inaccurate.
The irregular, long term decline of mule deer, quail, pronghorn, bighorn and so many other species is the unintended consequence of applying the methods of Industrial Agriculture to to the ‘management’ of ecological systems. MDF can best speak for mule deer – and all the other wild animals that cannot speak for themselves – by advocating that holistic practices replace the increasing use of toxic chemicals and animal removals, and so many other attacks on biodiversity that have caused such damage to ecological systems in general, and mule deer in particular.