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Ann Arbor deer cull fight continues

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Opponents of the deer cull in Ann Arbor were dealt a major setback on Monday.

Federal Judge Arthur Tarnow said repeatedly he had no jurisdiction in this lawsuit. Ann Arbor City Council has contracted with USDA sharpshooters to kill deer in city parks.

Tarnow said attorney Barry Powers did not present any evidence his clients were in imminent danger of being shot. The judge also said it appeared as though all levels of government were careful to minimize the danger to the public.

Sharpshooters cannot kill deer within 450 feet of an occupied home.

Protestors say they will continue to fight against the deer cull planned in 26 city parks
 


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