Deer cull

7 Mar

Following a study from the University of East Anglia, it has been recommended that 50-60% of the UK deer population be culled. The study found that deer numbers are at their highest ever since the last Ice Age across the 6 different species found in the UK. Large numbers of road traffic accidents are caused every year by deer, and they cause significant damage to crops.

It has been suggested that the cull be managed on a case-by-case basis, and that rather than the carcasses being incinerated they be sold to butchers and game dealers. In light of the recent horse meat scandal, and another of today’s news items stating that too much processed meat can lead to an early death, the introduction of a lean meat into the food chain can surely only be a good thing.

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