Is Culling Necessary?

A report published in The Guardian on Saturday on the alleged killing of the Emperor of Exmoor stag included this quote by Louise Robertson of the League Against Cruel Sports.

We fully accept that there are cases where deer herds need to be managed and culling is necessary but it should be done by a trained professional.

Of course, I was not present during the interview with Louise and do not know what took place; however, I’m concerned that it gives the appearance of the League too readily agreeing to killing wild animals as a legitimate practice. Always, we should strive toward non-lethal methods of population control where it is proven to be necessary.