Hunting:Written question - 12240

Q
Asked by Ms Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 04 February 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Hunting
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many deer are shot in England and Wales each year; how many of those deer are shot cleanly the first time; and how many need to be dispatched with a second or further shot; and if she will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Rebecca Pow
Answered on: 10 February 2020

Defra does not hold this data regarding the culling of deer. The Deer Act 1991 provides a robust framework for the protection of deer, including the welfare of shot deer.

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