A second deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in just a three month period in the state of Pennsylvania. The fatal disease was once again discovered within one of the state’s captive breeding facilities, which have come under fire as of recent.
As concerns continue to mount surrounding the disease, agencies, hunters and wildlife advocates are pushing for more regulation on deer farms across the United States. The other deer that tested positive only three months ago also resided on a captive deer farm.
Attacking the brain of infected animals, the subject deer died in January on a farm in Bedford County, which is now under quarantine by the Department of Agriculture.
The most recent case marks the twelfth deer to test positive for the disease since 2012 in Pennsylvania.