Mule Deer Chronic Wasting Disease Notification

Res #: 13-18A
Number: 13
Year: 2018
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

WHEREAS the mule deer population within southern Saskatchewan has increased dramatically over the past five years;

WHEREAS the testing of mule deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has shown that more than 10 per cent have tested positive;

WHEREAS researchers are still uncertain as to what extent CWD can be transmitted;

WHEREAS farmers, ranchers and hunters have the right to know if CWD is present in their area;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Environment to make reporting to RMs mandatory, when animals tested from their area, have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.

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