Staten Island, Sterilize Staten Island's male deer: City unveils plan to cut the herd May 9, 2016 New York,

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... The Parks Department plans to sterilize hundreds of male deer ... The procedure is uncomfortable and time-consuming for female deer while a buck's vasectomy only takes about 15 minutes ... Sterilization was chosen because Staten Island's herd is mostly growing through reproduction, not migration ... decided to only use lethal methods as a last resort because of pushback during public outreach ... The city will also install fences ...

... plan ... includes sterilizing the males... Staten Island’s deer problems are believed to have begun when a small group of the animals swam over from New Jersey ... Owner Joseph Leonard, 73, also known as “The Deer Man,” was arrested ...

Staten Island, Experts slam city's Staten Island deer vasectomy plan May 12, 2016 New York, SILive.com
... The Parks Department plans to sterilize all male deer roaming the borough ... Most of what is known about deer sterilization focuses on controlling female fertility, so what the city is planning has never been attempted at this scale..."It is very consistent with, I think, the most modern thinking of how we deal with animal issues," de Blasio said ...
... Staten Island’s multifaceted approach will include sterilization, education, and the protection of natural resources ... The HSUS has really pushed for this kind of forward thinking ...

... vasectomy plan to sterilize the borough’s male deer   ... with bucks shooting blanks, the does will go into heat repeatedly throughout the fall and winter... “Every 30 days or so for up to six months, right into March,” said Dr. Bob Warren of The Deer Laboratory at the University of Georgia...

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