Like I stated in an earlier post, the reason for the culls seems to be omitted from the information I am receiving. I am aware of culls being done in the past and there were valid reasons.
In the book The Fox and the Hound, the author tells of a cull of rabid foxes in a new suburban developement in the late 50s, early 60s. those foxes were spreading the disease to every living thing around them.
Here in Kensington Park in MI, we have a problem with the deer and there have been culls. Yes, the local vegans screamed bloody murder and so did the hunters. The hunters wanted a lottery while the city wanted to hire sharp shooters. (I think the sharpshooters won out. Who wants a bunch of Ted Nugents walking that close with loaded weapons by residential houses?).
I took a walk through the park and saw nothing green below 6 feet. That's called a browse line. The deer had overpopulated and decimated the ecosystem. The vegans in this case, had they got their way, would have destroyed the entire ecology of the park.
Granted, I do support the vegan's demand of birth control on the deer but that would only work in the future. In the meantime, too much damage was being done by an enlarged population. It was a nightmarish devastation to see nothing green growing in the height of summer in nature. Only the tallest pine trees had anything on them.