DC park set to curb the deer population

Opponents laments culling and suggest an experimental birth control regime as a humane alternative.

    Snipers could soon be sent to kill hundreds of White-tailed deer that have made a park in the US capital their home.

    Rangers in Washington DC's Rock Creek Park say the animals are over-running the land and destroying it, so they are planning to start curbing the deer population with a combination of sterilization and bullets.

    But opponents of the plan say there are more compassionate ways to address the problem.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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