Should there be more restrictions on deer hunting?
A giant red stag, thought to have been the biggest wild land animal in the UK, has been found shot dead. Send us your comments.
Red deer stags are the biggest indigenous land animal left in the UK. The Exmoor Emperor, who was given his nickname by photographer Richard Austin, was believed to have been the largest wild land animal in the country.
A licensed hunter rather than poacher is thought to have killed Emperor. While deer hunting is legal, some experts believe wild red stags should be protected during the mating season.
Should there be more restrictions on red deer stalking? How should wildlife be protected? Is the amount of reaction to the shooting justified?
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