One of the 34 deer culled in the Phoenix Park this this afternoon. The Office of Public Works says it needs to keep numbers of the animals down to “lower the risk of disease and road accidents in the park”. The animals were sold to a game dealer “approved by the Department of Agriculture”.
Is it necessary to kill them? Could they not be relocated to other areas of Ireland, or even abroad? Seems to fly in the face of all the park stands for to kill some of its native residents. I hope the dogs in the Áras don’t over populate.
— Colm Connaughton (@ColmConnaughton) January 9, 2019