Deer Population-control plan for California island stirs cries of 'inhumane' March 27, 1981 California

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 Deer Population-control plan for California island stirs cries of 'inhumane'  March 27, 1981 California, Christian Science Monitor
...    .... The state Department of Fish and Game, reeling from a week of complaints and page one attention in newspapers, withdrew the proposal to "naturally" control the population of deer on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay ...   Prof. Dale McCullough of the University of California at Berkeley  ... proposal to help right the balance of nature in a local deer herd -- by importing coyotes ... In 1976-77, when drought accentuated the normal dry-season problems, more than 100 deer died before the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals got permission to institute a massive feeding program ...

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