Trevor Benham, Forestry Commission
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Forestry Commission says deer glut means UK must cull animals

7 March 2013 Last updated at 13:26 GMT

New figures suggest Britain's deer population is getting out of control. Most scientists and environmentalists agree a cull is necessary if habitats are to be sustained in a manageable way.

Jeremy Cooke spoke to Trevor Banham of the Forestry Commission, who explained why culling deer is good for the environment and for people who enjoy eating venison.