NADeFA News

03-26-2015
Commercial scent manufacturers across the country are speaking out in opposition to the proposed ban on the use of deer urine as an attractant aid for hunting in Vermont. The proposed Deer Rule, annotated specifically Title 10 V.S.A §37.11.0, Ban of Urine and Other Natural Lures, has little basis in scientific data, limits hunting opportunities, sets a dangerous precedent for other products, and...
03-09-2015
CANTON, Ohio — The North American Deer Farmers Association (NADeFA), the nation’s leading voice for the cervid industry, commends new University of California research that validates the long-standing industry position that chronic wasting disease (CWD) is not a threat to humans. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization have for years publicly stated there...
02-25-2015
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS. The new study, published recently in the journal Brain, revealed the mechanism of toxicity of a misfolded form of the protein that underlies prion...
02-25-2015
Source: HealthCanal.com Chronic wasting disease (CWD) — an infectious disease caused by prions — affects North American elk and deer, but has not been observed in humans. Using a mouse model that expresses an altered form of the normal human prion protein, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined why the human proteins aren’t corrupted when exposed to...
02-23-2015
Source: John McAdams, Wide Open Spaces I recently had the opportunity to talk to Shawn Schafer, the executive director of the North American Deer Farmers Association. The North American Deer Farmers Association is the largest deer farming organization in the United States and is dedicated to promoting deer farming and hunting as an agricultural pursuit. They also promote the marketing and sales...