Animal charity seeks deer cull amid starvation fears

A conservation charity has called for the annual cull of deer in Scotland to continue because large numbers of the animals are starving to death.BBC-stags-deer-cull

The Scottish Wildlife Trust said the harsh winter had left many deer suffering through lack of food.

It wants them culled to prevent “inhumane suffering” and further damage to Scotland’s environment caused by large deer populations.

The stalking period for female deer in Scotland ended on 15 February.

The charity said deer numbers in Scotland had reached record levels due to the absence of natural predators. More

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