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cull

  1. to take out (an animal, especially an inferior one) from a herd.
  2. to reduce the numbers of a population of animals by killing them, e.g. seal culls.

cull

the act of culling. Called also cast.
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Junior Matt Cull rushed for 182 yards in 25 carries and touchdowns of 17 and 53 yards.
Paton believes that the most effective way to protect Kangaroo Island and control its koala population is to cull as many as 20,000 of the animals.
It emerged the cull was counter-productive because 27 per cent more cattle became infected with TB in areas where badgers were culled than in areas where they were not.
The irony with the koala is that we won't cull it because it's an icon species,'' he said.
George Eustice clashed with opposition MPs who argued that the cull, designed to reduce the spread of TB among cattle, is not supported by evidence.
Cull backers claim they help to cut TB in cattle, as badgers are blamed for spreading the bug.
5 million, while the costs for the 2013 cull stood at PS9.
Farming is a devolved issue in Wales and tackling bovine TB has been a source of friction ever since a planned badger cull was scrapped in March 2012.
The environmental watchdog has previously dismissed the shark cull trial assessment which began in January and set to end in the last week of April.
AN RSPCA advert suggesting that badgers in cull areas would be 'exterminated' has been banned following 119 complaints.
AS THE first shots of the nationwide badger cull are reported, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has vowed to play no part in the death of the creatures.
Summary: Controversial Government plans to cull thousands of badgers are set to be delayed amid questions over the cost and effectiveness of the scheme.