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Manitoba Conservation orders review after 'Bambi' killed at Hutterite colony Add to ...

Manitoba’s conservation minister says it may have been insensitive of wildlife officers to kill a deer at a Hutterite colony as some members who had raised the animal watched in horror.

Gord Mackintosh says he has ordered a review into what happened last week at the Windy Bay Colony in the province’s southwest.

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He says it’s important for people to have empathy for living creatures, but they also need to understand that it’s dangerous to take in wild animals.

Colony members found the deer a year ago, shortly after it was born, and named it Bambi.

They say they hand-fed the animal fresh-baked bread and sweet tea and it often played with children and pet dogs.

A colonist concerned that Bambi was growing antlers called the wildlife department and two officers who were sent to the property shot the deer near several homes.

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