Deer's body used as part of gasoline protest in Middle Tennessee

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- State and local officials are investigating a dead deer and a sign left at a Cheatham County gas station to protest high gasoline prices.

A dead pregnant deer was found at the station with a note attached that said, "Lower gas prices. Humans are taking it out on us."

Cheatham County Sheriff John Holder said the doe was tied to a post at the bottom of the gas price sign last week.

Investigators said animal cruelty charges could be filed against those responsible.

The cause of death has not been determined. The deer had trauma to the back part of its body.


(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

  • by wesley Location: knoxville on Jun 21, 2008 at 03:21 AM
    I think that it is sick and that who ever done this should go to jail that is gods animal he did not put it on earth to make us use it to get what we want he did it to make the world look happy, an on that note who in their mind would want to do something like that to a deer that is pregnant at the most it is not making an statement, I feel that they are crying for help and that they feel this is the only way they can get it and i feel that in the right time the person or people who did this will end up doing it again and will get caught and have to go to jail and then i would have to say they should go to jail it is the law


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 18688784 -
Gray Television, Inc.