Pentiction: Deer cull plan triggers SPCA response September 1, 2011, Canada

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Pentiction: Deer cull plan triggers SPCA response September 1, 2011, Canada, BCLocalNews

...[ in response to the city's plan to cull the local deer herd] ... Simon St-Laurent, volunteer chair for the SPCA’s South Okanagan Similkameen community council, said the organization is hoping to work with the city, business and residents to humanely decrease the deer population.... Relocation isn’t among those options, as studies have shown moving mature deer can result in high mortality from injuries during the move [about 30 percent in one study, see research page] and low survival rates when released in unfamiliar territories. Contraception is also not available [not legally available in this jurisdiction, see research page]...

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