The city of Ann Arbor will roll out the lethal portion of its deer management plan today. As sharpshooters take to city parks and nature areas, and a few selected sites on the University of Michigan campus, the group Friends of Ann Arbor Wildlife in Nature, or FAAWN, will march and protest.
WEMU's Jorge Avellan reports on a protest over Ann Arbor's deer cull.
Another planned deer cull in Ann Arbor continues to generate controversy. Last winter, 63 animals were killed in an effort to thin the herd in the city. This year, city council has authorized the killing of up to 100 more animals and the sterilization of up to 60 female deer. That plan was approved on a 9-2 vote. David Fair’s guest on this week’s edition of WEMU’s "Issues of the Environment" is Mayor Christopher Taylor, who voted against the cull.
Michigan wildlife officials say they've detected chronic wasting disease among free-ranging deer in mid-Michigan. Chronic wasting disease is a contagious disease that can decimate deer herds if left unchecked.
Northeast Ann Arbor residents have raised concerns about the deer population for some time, but council member Jane Lumm says the issue seems to have really spiked in the last couple of years. City Council Monday night will consider a resolution to have the city partner with a variety of other organizations to develop a deer management plan.
89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on Ann Arbor officials considering the first step towards managing the area's deer population.