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59/365 - Oh Dear (Deer)!

2011.02.28
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These folks have an issue that is dear to their hearts.
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There are a number of groups in our area that are protesting "deer kills" as a strategy to control deer populations.

I photographed this group yesterday as they protested at a park where I bike.

Notice how well their signs are printed. Notice how attractive the deer picture illustrates the object of their protest. Their message is clearly announced.

This photograph has been posted as a contrast with the unclear and unattractive message that is communicated by using an inflatable rat as the means of communicating a position.

I am hoping that today's post does not cause folks to go beyond the statement that I am making on the wisdom of using well printed protest signs. Yesterday's and today's posts are simply statements on protest techniques!! ;)

Lesson Learned: If you are going to protest an issue, it is beneficial to use strategies and signs that are clear and easily understood.
26 Comments
MARETKA88 Dan-dy shot !!!!
MARETKA88 · 2011-02-27: 13:17
karmankwarner Nicely Done!!
karmankwarner · 2011-02-27: 13:26
DancingDolphin Noted: well printed signs and attractive deer picture. LOL Sounds like you got in to more than you "bargained" for yesterday?
DancingDolphin · 2011-02-27: 13:35
????? ...and not to pass the BUCK?
????? · 2011-02-27: 13:52
cariad Fabulous observation Dan - on both counts :)
cariad · 2011-02-27: 14:43
Wasichseh Both posts and lessons are great. :-)) And it is so interesting what people guess they have to do in other parts of the world.... :-)
Wasichseh · 2011-02-27: 15:03
jennye I don't think I could ever shoot one, but I sure do like to eat it!! lol
...we can buy it in the supermarket or on deer farms here!
jennye · 2011-02-27: 15:52
HoosierAtHeART Ok! Ok! I get it! : )
HoosierAtHeART · 2011-02-27: 16:19
jeffcornish I have never seen this issue in a protest before. I always learn something from you Dan!
jeffcornish · 2011-02-27: 16:27
trippindelight Yes, this is a much more endeering protest..good choice of photo to illustrate your point.
trippindelight · 2011-02-27: 17:48
lookagain Hey, I'd join 'em and hold up a clear, concise and well printed protest sign to save the deer! I love those critters! Nice work again, Dan!!
lookagain · 2011-02-27: 19:04
SheriJ I am a deer lover myself I have a small herd of 17 on my property everyday and night I love it! Killing doesn't solve a thing. I would join lookagain and stand right next to her!
SheriJ · 2011-02-27: 20:27
photodeclair good observation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
photodeclair · 2011-02-27: 20:56
mrmeliska Good job....
mrmeliska · 2011-02-27: 21:17
liveandletlive I concur with your assessment of effective protest sign strategies. And I like this post very much Dan.
liveandletlive · 2011-02-27: 22:27
lyricalthoughts people like them are really brave and passionate about things and nature.. I really hope that they will be heard.. It's a silent protest.. we should really save our Mother Earth in our small ways!
lyricalthoughts · 2011-02-27: 22:45
honzicek good one!
honzicek · 2011-02-27: 23:38
Annbramwell Now this is a protest I could get passionate about! Good luck to them!
Annbramwell · 2011-02-28: 03:14
RayNvb This is clear... and sad. But the rat was more fun!
RayNvb · 2011-02-28: 04:57
Pedar so nice, I would protest with them too :P
Pedar · 2011-02-28: 06:06
juliearnold93 Very interesting contrasts between the two! The big rat gave me nightmares!
juliearnold93 · 2011-02-28: 09:00
????? much better technique, well stated!!!!!
????? · 2011-02-28: 09:23
helys Really interesting !
Thanks for this report :))
helys · 2011-02-28: 17:53
NellyBly Dear me....what do they suggest we do about the over population of deer that would happen if they weren't killed? I think they are the cutest and most elegant too, however they would overrun our country if "they" didn't kill them (to eat of course). I could never shoot one though :-)
NellyBly · 2011-03-01: 20:19
cameraCAPTURED Unfortunately, the rat was better "sport" if less directive. Unfortunately these deer signs remind me of the anti-abortion protests who used clear signs and vivid photos and they were ruthless in their efforts. Lesson learned: signs and rats are passive objects, that become something quite different in the hands of their protesters.
cameraCAPTURED · 2011-03-02: 01:25
Jothindra It is said that Paul McCrtney saw a lamb at play and that instant, turned veg!
Jothindra · 2011-03-05: 16:43
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