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Walker seeks tougher rules on deer chronic wasting disease

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker directed state agencies Wednesday to develop emergency regulations requiring captive deer farms to upgrade fencing and restricting deer movement in an effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease, saying it's time to get more aggressive in the fight against the fatal deer brain ailment.

State officials have been struggling to find an effective strategy against CWD since it was discovered in Wisconsin 16 years ago. Democrats have criticized Walker for adopting a largely hands-off strategy centered on monitoring and research. They say the governor has allowed the disease to expand unchecked.


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