Every year hundreds of healthy animals (deer, foxes, squirrels, rabbits, pigeons, crows, magpies, geese, etc.) are culled in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, St James's Park, The Green Park, Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park - London's most iconic open spaces where locals and tourists go to relax and reconnect with nature.
The very animals whom the visitors admire and photograph are killed in astonishingly high numbers. For details of the species and the numbers see here.
The justification for the culls (that it is done for the sake of the animals themselves and for public safety) is not evidence-based. Non-lethal methods of population control are mentioned in policy statements, but not applied. Hundreds of animals thus lose their lives for no clear reason.
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