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Bimbo the deer has to go, B.C. minister says

Bimbo the deer must leave the home of a B.C. woman where it's lived indoors for 10 years, despite the woman's protests, says the province's environment minister.

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Bimbo the domesticated deer must leave the B.C. home where she's been living for the past 10 years, despite the intention of her human housemate to keep her, says the province's environment minister.

Janet Schwartz, of Ucluelet, has raised the deer for a decade in her home, where the animal — now pregnant — even has its own bed.

And though Schwartz is adamant she will go to jail before she lets authorities take Bimbo away, B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake says Bimbo's got to go.

The CBC's Emily Elias has this update.