Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a highly infectious disease that is fatal to deer, moose, elk and caribou. It is present in elk and deer of game farms in Saskatchewan and Alberta (and many US States), and is now present in wild populations of deer, moose and elk in those provinces (and also in many US States). Based on the level of monitoring conducted in Manitoba, it appears that CWD has not made its way to our province. Yet. Testing of wild deer and elk in Saskatchewan indicates that CWD is spreading closer and closer to Manitoba. Manitoba Sustainable Development is currently considering how to ensure we keep CWD out of Manitoba. They are requesting input from MWF. What are your suggestions?
Please take a few minutes to write down your ideas. This could include your thoughts on monitoring, transport of carcasses and/or meat, disposal of carcasses, outreach and education, etc. It is critical that we keep CWD out of Manitoba. Not only does this disease have dire consequences for our wildlife, but new research points to potential impacts on human health and our agricultural economy.
Please send us your comments via email at email@example.com by no later than April 27, 2018.