Support Kenneth Webster and Bambi! Free the deer to her family!
  • Petitioned Keith Gauldin, Game Wardens, and the State of Alabama

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Keith Gauldin, Game Wardens, and the State of Alabama

Support Kenneth Webster and Bambi! Free the deer to her family!

    1. Andrea Atchison
    2. Petition by

      Andrea Atchison

      Jackson, AL

Note of thanks ...

Thank you for supporting this petition! I do not know Kenneth Webster, but it is obvious that deer loves him. Why else would she travel 50 miles to return home? It seems that is it okay to kill a deer, but not have one as a 'pet.' Yet, people can trap wild hogs and keep them until they are fat enough to kill for food. Someone posted on the WKRG facebook page, how Mr. Webster has raised the deer from a baby. We don't know how he got the deer, but we do know that it is tame enough to be hand fed and will return home again and again. To the game warden(s), do you really find this necessary to remove Bambi from a loving environment? There are other things you could be out there doing like removing dead animals from the roads, stopping dog/cock fighting in rural areas, or poaching. This is the one time you really need to back off.

Again, to the supporters, I am new at this and I thank you for your support of Kenneth Webster and Bambi!!! Please share the petition!

~Andrea

 

VIA WKRG News 5 (Mobile, Alabama) - TONIGHT Only on WKRG News 5: One man's fight to keep his pet deer. Bambi was taken away from Kenneth Webster last week. He couldn't believe it when he learned that Bambi had escaped, and made the 50 mile journey back home to him! It's illegal to own deer as pets - and the game warden says they'll be forced to take it again.

Via April - this is My parents neighbor an when Bambi came home she was scratched all up an hurt!!!It was so sad. If they take her she will probably be killed who to say she will make it this time :( they should leave her alone she is better taken care of than most pets.. All the neighborhood kids come to see her an pet her.. I HOPE HE KEEPS BAMBI!!!!!!!! He should be given a permit or something so he can.

 

 

 

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    News

    1. Bambi's New Home

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo needs your support. They have enclosures that flood during nasty storms. Please donate what you can, if you can, to this zoo.

      This petition might not return Bambi to her home with the Websters, but it does show them just how many people support them and what they did. It was obvious that Bambi loved them too, why else would she journey so far to go HOME.

      I hope this story weighs heavily on the person or persons who turned this in to the game warden.

      To those making snide comments on news stories about eating her, that would be like eating your own dog, cat, bird, etc. Please grow up!

      To those supporting the Websters still, thank you and God bless you!

      To Keith Gauldin, while I understand you have a job to do and there are laws to follow, if you think about it, Bambi was domesticated and no longer wild despite her being a deer.

      To the Webster Family, we still support you and what you did. God bless you!!!

      ~Andrea

    2. Another Story about Bambi ....

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      Poor thing had to be tranquilized AGAIN to be taken to the zoo this time.

    3. Bambi Arrives At the Zoo

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      I still cannot believe the game warden in this case and all from one nosy neighbor. I still believe 100% that the Webster Family did the right thing in caring for Bambi who would have died without what he did. I still believe it takes heart and compassion to do that. I also believe it takes callous and possibly a vendetta to call in a harmless DOE.

      Bambi is now at her new home in the zoo being held in captivity where her family will have to pay to see her and will no longer be able to run through sprinklers. I believe the zoo will do their best to care for Bambi as well as the rest of the animals there.

      However, the zoo is a very small one and could use some donations. Please, if you have spare change or even a dollar, consider donating that to Bambi's new home. Please use the link below for the news story and check the other updates for the link to the zoo.

      Again, thank you for your continued support of the Webster Family and more importantly Bambi!

      God bless you all!!!

      ~Andrea

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. Question to think about ....

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      Why is it ok to keep a SNAKE as a pet, but not a deer? If the deer is well taken care of not harming anyone or anything, why can't they be a 'pet?'

      I think people forget that ALL animals were WILD at some point in time, from horses to cows, to dogs and cats.

      I am happy Bambi will be safe, but I am sad for the Webster Family.

    6. Bambi's New Home....

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      If you would like to see her for yourself, you can now visit her here. Just use the link.

      Thank you to this zoo for taking her in instead of allowing her to be returned to the wild. I hope to see updates on the site about Bambi. That would be great!

    7. Reached 750 signatures
    8. Thank you!

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      To each of you who signed this, thank you! To those of you who will sign this, thank you and yes, I am leaving it up so that Mr. Webster, Keith Gauldin, and the State of Alabama will see that all of these people supported Mr. Webster and the HUMANE treatment of Bambi.

      I still cannot believe that Mr. Webster had a neighbor who was nosy and pathetic enough to do that. He saved Bambi from the side of the road four years ago. She was lying next to her deceased mother who was hit by a vehicle. Had Mr. Webster left that deer there, she would have died either from the same fate as her mother, another animal, or worse starving to death.

      I am not an activist and normally I keep to myself, but Bambi had no voice of her own and Mr. Webster was using his to fight for her. Each person who signed this petition became a voice for Bambi. Thank you for that. Thank you for signing this petition. I hope Bambi leads a long, happy life. I hope this will be a lesson for nosy people and for the State.

    9. Original Story

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      You can read more via the link.

    10. Update from WKRG News 5 (Mobile, Alabama)

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      VIA WKRG Lauren Vargas: All parties have reached an agreement. Bambi will have a new home at the AL Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores! She's moving tomorrow.

    11. Reached 500 signatures
    12. Your thoughts ....

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      Does anyone know a lawyer that might help The Webster Family keep Bambi?

      via another facebook post ...

      It is also Alabama Fish and Game Law that it is "Illegal to harass wildlife". A good lawyer should easily be able to prove that the department of fish and game aka adcns is harassing this deer. After it's journey back home, it is quite obvious that it knows where it wants to be. If he wants to remove their legal right to take this deer again, he should simply remove his gate, or provide a rear opening to the fence. That would allow the animal to free roam as it chooses and remove the legality of the law the are using to take it.

      Technically, the game warden - Keith Gauldin, is harassing this animal??? Could there be a case?

      The BIG question is .... is there a LAWYER cool enough to help this family and animal without her own voice ... only her actions ... without charging them an arm and a leg???

    13. More info ....

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      Chuck.Sharp@dcnr.alabama.gov is the email address for the district 5 office. Please let them know that the deer does not appear to be a nuisance, like a barking dog, or even a coyote preying on chickens and that perhaps the State may have other areas to focus its attention on.

      Via facebook post again!

    14. Just found out ....

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      This is from a comment on WKRG's facebook page..... Go to OutdoorAlabama.gov, email the game warded. We are in district 5. The game warden is KEITH GAULDIN in District 5! Let's start some E-mails too!!!

    15. You All Rock!!!

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      WOW! 138 signatures as of this moment. Thank you for signing this petition and supporting Mr. Webster and Bambi. Sharing this petition with anyone and everyone is a huge help and it would not have gotten that many signatures without each of you!!!

      Mr. Webster, there are so many people who are supporting you and Bambi. We all wish you the very best. Personally, I do NOT think that you did anything wrong picking up a baby deer off the side of the road next to its deceased mother. That is called compassion. I wish more people in the world had compassion like you.

      God bless you all and have a great night! Please keep sharing this petition and if you have more ideas on what I can do to promote this or spread it, let me know. I added my facebook link too.

      ~Andrea

    16. Reached 100 signatures
    17. WKRG Updated the story today ....

      Andrea Atchison
      Petition Organizer

      You can use the link to read it. ... In my opinion, Keith Gauldin, needs to back off of this one! This deer will die trying to find her way HOME again and again, then her blood will on your hands. She is in a safe, loving environment!!! She eats better than other deer in the wild do. Why do people have to stick their nose where it does NOT belong? Please keep supporting this petition and share it with anyone and everyone.

      Mr. Webster, I don't know you. I don't know Bambi. I am praying for you all. You did NOTHING wrong!!!

      God bless you all!

      ~Andrea

    18. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • sivia crespo MIAMI, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Let Bambi stay with her owners, they saved her and she clearly loves them. She is a domesticated deer and she probably won't survive in the wild without people. She's become like a dog, she needs her family so let her stay with them.

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    • gabriela aneiros MIAMI, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Please let Bambi stay with her owner, it's obvous she's become a pet. Her owner obviously saved her from a certain death when she was a baby. They are not hurting anyone, so please allow them to stay together, it's obviously the best thing for the deer.

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    • Harman Bhela BRAMPTON, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The deer is family. How would you, law enforcers of Alabama, like it if someone took your child away ?

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    • Amanda Kleiman LOVELAND, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's important that we maintain a sense of humanity and common sense in law enforcement... The law in question was put in place to protect wild animals and it appears that this deer is no longer wild and certainly not in danger being the the Websters. There is no point in enforcing this law in this case, as this animal simply does not need the help of the law . This is a win, win for the people and the animals... if the deer is allowed to stay with the Websters. Is the Game Warden/State of Alabama blind... or just stupid?

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    • Monica Alberty CARROLLTON, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because she belongs with her family ( her owners)

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