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Do we need a mass cull of deer? Hear what the experts say

Experts from the University of East Anglia and Thetford Forest have spoken to ITV News Anglia about the need for a mass cull of the deer population.

Dr Kristin Waber, from UEA, said if deer numbers are allowed to grow further then we risk losing woodland and species of plant and birds. She added that collisions with motor vehicles would also increase.

Dr Kristin Waber:

Trevor Banham, wildlife manager for the Forestry Commission in the East of England, said he'd seen an increase in deer at Thetford Forest, even though they had carried out culls in the past. He said they were finding it "difficult to keep on top of numbers".

Trevor Banham:

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