Oppose the Whippenscott Deer Cull [use trained dogs] February 9, 2012 United Kingdom

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Oppose the Whippenscott Deer Cull[use trained dogs] February 9, 2012 United Kingdom, Huffington Post UK 
For the last six years I have campaigned against an absurd condition in the Hunting Act which bans my use of dogs to manage the wild deer on my farm at Whippenscott in North Devon unless I shoot them. The part of Devon where I live is home to a fantastic herd of native red deer. If the herd is allowed to congregate in certain ecologically sensitive areas they can do serious damage both to bio diversity and to the productivity of my land.
I have developed a completely humane non lethal way of dealing with this problem. I simply take my pet dogs round my property on a regular basis. Deer are naturally scared of dogs whom they perceive as predators. When the dogs encounter the deer the deer run off occasionally briefly chased by the dogs. Follow Giles Bradshaw on Twitter:www.twitter.com/gilesbradshaw


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