The animal welfare group Animal Concern has condemned Aberdeen City Council's plans to cull deer on Tullos Hill in the city as "utter madness".
John F Robins, Animal Concern's campaigns co-ordinator, said plans for a deer cull to protect new trees to be planted as part of its Tree for Every Citizen project were unworkable and unjustified.
Animal Concern is one of eight organisations including Aberdeen Animal Rights, Peta and the Scottish Tree Trust which have signed a letter opposing the plans. The groups argue the scheme is "unethical and unjustifiable".
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