We don’t have to look far to find false rumors that lead to the death of animals. Just one example is that Lyme disease is caused by deer, leading to people killing deer. Here are some facts that, with your help, will spread faster than the fake news!
According to research published by the Humane Society of the US:
Killing deer can make matters worse with respect to human infection. Although adult ticks prefer a large host like deer, they will switch to alternative hosts when their preferred host species isn’t available. If deer are killed, the ticks will congregate at higher densities on any remaining deer.
Scientists warn people to be extra vigilant in areas where deer have been hunted because such areas have larger numbers of ticks “questing” for a new large host in the absence of deer—leaving people and dogs extra vulnerable.
For more details, and to see how to protect yourself, visit: http://www.humanesociety.org