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Three deer shot dead as Sellafield carries out cull

A CONTROVERSIAL cull of deer trapped between two fences at Sellafield has taken place – with three animals being shot dead.

by Andrew Clarke

The Whitehaven News revealed in January that a number of wild roe deer were due to be killed after their habitat became enclosed between two newly-erected security fences at the nuclear site’s south perimeter.

Despite vocal public opposition to the plan – including two demonstrations at the site – the cull has been completed and three animals killed. It was originally thought that between five and 15 deer were trapped.

Sellafield Ltd says that the cull was a “last resort” and was acting on the advice of deer experts.

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It only 3 deer get a life there more animals killed on the country's roads daily...

Posted by just shut up on 9 April 2014 at 14:02

its only 3 deer get over it. if this is all you have to worry about your doing well.

Posted by bambi on 6 April 2014 at 13:49

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