Animal activists protest upcoming deer cull on East End

The cull is expected to take place next

The cull is expected to take place next month (January 18, 2014 10:45 PM)

A debate is brewing on the East End about the rising population of deer and how to control it.

Hundreds of animal activists demonstrated in East Hampton Saturday against a plan to kill the animals.

The state estimates that the local deer population has ballooned to 30,000, and the current cull plan is to eliminate 3,000 of those deer.

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