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Are there two sides to CWD-spread story?

Now that chronic wasting disease has been found in a captive Pennsylvania deer, and more than a dozen deer farms in the state have been quarantined, you probably have an opinion about how the disease spreads.

As you listen to state officials and biologists, such as Kip Adams, the Quality Deer Management Association’s director of education and outreach, blame deer farms for the deer- and elk-killing disease showing up in the East, you may think it is clear why the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be forced to spend millions of dollars trying to keep CWD from spreading through the commonwealth’s wild deer population.

But one group, American Deer & Wildlife Alliance, which was founded in 2008 to promote “the deer and wildlife industries” (deer farms and high fence hunt operators) wants to convince you otherwise.

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