POLL: Should deer’s impact on crops, woodlands, and marshes be reduced by culling?

POLL: Should deer’s impact on crops, woodlands, and marshes be reduced by culling?

In 2021, the deer population in the United Kingdom has exploded. With the pandemic, deer hunting decreased and the market for venison reduced thanks to pandemic-induced restaurant closures. Now experts are debating a cull of the deer, the New York Times reported. Scientists note that deer are decimating plant life that other species eat. “Heavy browsing […]

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Tasmania’s Greens Beach Golf Club gets approval to shoot wallabies amid ‘destruction’ of course greens

Tasmania’s Greens Beach Golf Club gets approval to shoot wallabies amid ‘destruction’ of course greens

A Tasmanian golf club is set to begin culling wallabies and rabbits due to “excessive droppings” and “destruction” of the course’s greens, a move that has angered animal welfare advocates. The Greens Beach Golf Club in the state’s north has been granted a “crop protection permit” from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and […]

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POLL: Zimbabwe Considers Mass Elephant Killing, First Time Since 1988

POLL: Zimbabwe Considers Mass Elephant Killing, First Time Since 1988

Zimbabwe is considering the mass killing of elephants, known as culling, for the first time since 1988 to reduce the 100,000 strong population of the animals. The government of Zimbabwe, which has the world’s second-largest population of elephants after neighboring Botswana, maintains that the large number of the animals is leading to destruction of habitat […]

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Wisconsin hunters kill 216 wolves in less than 60 hours, sparking uproar

Wisconsin hunters kill 216 wolves in less than 60 hours, sparking uproar

Hunters and trappers in Wisconsin killed 216 gray wolves last week during the state’s 2021 wolf hunting season – more than 82% above the authorities’ stated quota, sparking uproar among animal-lovers and conservationists, according to reports. The kills all took place in less than 60 hours, quickly exceeding Wisconsin’s statewide stated limit of 119 animals. […]

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