The Deer of Staten Island


When you’re dealing with people who live in the New York metropolitan area, they have no day-to-day exposure to nature, to living with nature. The idea of killing animals like deer has a very visceral impact,” DeNicola said. Given the degree of urbanization, your ability to educate, to sway public perception becomes very hard — to get people to understand the need to cull? Good luck. Ideally, you’d pursue an integrated solution” — a mix of lethal and non-lethal methods. Practically? Not. Gonna. Happen.

Nice longform from The Verge.

January 14, 2015