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RE: England's Trees woods and Forests consult.

Subject: RE: England's Trees woods and Forests consult.
From: Chris Hastie
Date: May 24 2006 16:51:30
Reply interwoven with original for context.
On 24 May 2006 17:46, wrote:
JJD: Yes.  Difficult to be clear on the difference between
culling/killing grey squirrels and mink as opposed to wolves
and bears.  Deer are somewhere in the middle, I suppose.

Deer is easy to justify, IMHO. Unmanaged, deer herds don't stop growing.
They just get sicker as they exceed the available food resource.
Naturally this doesn't happen because the size of a deer herd is
controlled by predators. But we've shot all the wolves, so we have a
moral obligation to take over their role in controlling deer

Chris Hastie
Strategy Officer (Arboriculture)
Warwick District Council

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