Members of Teatown Against Animal Cruelty protest Teatown Lake Reservation deer cull

Activists protested Saturday over Yorktown's permit to kill 75 deer over four days at the Teatown Lake Reservation. Members of Teatown Against Animal Cruelty say

Yorktown has a permit to kill 75 deer over four days.

Yorktown has a permit to kill 75 deer over four days. (2/8/14)

YORKTOWN - Activists protested Saturday over Yorktown's permit to kill 75 deer over four days at the Teatown Lake Reservation.

Members of Teatown Against Animal Cruelty say there are more humane ways for the town to manage deer, such as sterilization and birth control.

They say the reservation hired sharpshooters to start killing deer on Friday because Yorktown believes the deer population has gotten out of control and is harming the forest.

Many residents say they believe that the town has overstepped its bounds and that it needs a better approach to controlling the deer population.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police have identified the mother as Nina Bryant 1 Mother and child killed in Mount Vernon fire
Officials at Upper Nyack Elementary School said that 2 Bear sighting keeps kids inside school
VIDEO: Chopper 12 over Tappan Zee Bridge construction 3 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over Tappan Zee Bridge construction
Funeral held for former NBA player Ray Williams 4 Funeral held for former NBA player Ray Williams
A mother and her child were killed in 5 Mount Vernon community mourns loss of young mother, child after fire

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE