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Shooting of deer commenced in the Dutch Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve

1edaf356f693a183e7933c73219c41f3 - Shooting of deer commenced in the Dutch Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve

Forestry in the Netherlands Monday morning began with the shooting of red deer in the Oostvaardersplassen. The court determined last week that the deer are killed may be the population of animals in the area to bring back.

It is intended that, in total, 490 red deer remain. More than 1,800 animals will be fired. Five associations were to the court stepped to prevent that. Two of the four foresters of the Dutch nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen have it moving. They had moral objections to the shooting of healthy animals.

According to the Forestry commission aims to achieve a balanced ratio between male and female animals in the group of red deer that is left over. Because there are significantly more female animals than male animals in the area alive, especially hinds killed. The shot animals are partly used for human consumption. A part of the dead animals remains in the field behind as food for other animals. The other shot animals be disposed of for destruction.

In the nature reserve, last winter was almost 60 per cent of the red deer by famine, have died, leading to a lot of indignation. Therefore, it wants the province to intervene and the foresters of the Forestry commission 1.830 red deer let chances.

Above the area is a temporary no-fly zone was declared.

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