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Protesters at U. Michigan March Against Campus Deer Cull

Protesters at U. Michigan March Against Campus Deer Cull

“Hey-hey! Ho-ho! U of M deer killing’s got to go!”

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I’m no hunter but my understanding is that culling deer populations is necessary and good for the deer.

M Live reported:

Ann Arbor deer cull protesters march on University of Michigan campus

With the killing of up to another 100 deer in Ann Arbor now underway, protesters are once again demonstrating and speaking out.
About two dozen opponents of the city’s second-annual deer cull gathered next to the University of Michigan campus along State Street on Monday, Jan. 30, before marching through the Central Campus Diag and down South University Avenue to get to Nichols Arboretum along Geddes Avenue just before sunset.

As they made their way through campus, they waved signs and chanted, making it clear they’re not happy the university has offered to help fund the cull and allow city-hired sharpshooters on UM property.

Most of the cull locations are city parks and nature areas, with the exception of a few UM properties, including the Arb.

“Stop the shoot at the Arb!” they chanted.

“Hey-hey! Ho-ho! U of M deer killing’s got to go!”

“No killing deer at the Arb!”

Once in front of the Arb, the protesters held a brief candlelight vigil and anti-violence demonstration, singing “We Shall Overcome.”

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I think the U of M students should just be happy they aren’t having a campus student cull.

Weed out the weak and confused.

Taking out their ovaries also.
That loony bin is just 12 miles south of me, they’re overflowing somewhat to our neck of the woods. The children hate to leave the campus after graduation so they’re infesting the general area over time.
Last I knew there were only two dems in our county government and that was because there were 6 seats on only 4 repubs ran.

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/01/behind_the_scenes_with_ann_arb.html

ANN ARBOR, MI – It’s late Friday afternoon and Bob McGee and a team of volunteers are gathered in a maintenance shed at Huron Hills Golf Course.

They’re getting ready for another long night and waiting for the next whitetail deer to arrive for ovary removal at this makeshift operating room.

Those who are against culling deer in areas that cannot support a large population have never seen the effects of letting “nature” take its course. Deer emaciated from starvation are not a pleasant sight; neither are their rotting bodies laying wherever they finally fall for the last time. Culling prevents this, leaves a healthy population, and is much more humane than allowing the die-off from starvation.

In addition, humans are not separate from nature but are a part of it as much as deer, wolves, and every other species. As predators we are playing the part we were designed for by keeping the herds in balance.

Culling the deer herd helps to keep the remaining deer healthy. A smaller herd does less damage to commercial crops and allows the deer that remain to achieve greater size.
Hunting is not as widespread as it was 40-50 years ago, with more areas off limits and there are very few natural predators . The large deer herds are attracting coyotes into North Carolina , Va West Virginia , areas which were non habitat areas 20 or so years ago

Culling the deer herd helps to keep the remaining deer healthy. A smaller herd does less damage to commercial crops and allows the deer that remain to achieve greater size.
Hunting is not as widespread as it was 40-50 years ago, with more areas off limits and there are very few natural predators . The large deer herds are attracting coyotes into North Carolina , Va , West Virginia , areas which were non habitat areas 20 or so years ago

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