culling

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culling

(kul'ing)
1. The process of removal of abnormal or damaged blood cells from the circulation by the spleen.
2. In public health, slaughtering herds of potentially infected animals, to prevent the spread of diseases like avian influenza or mad cow disease to humans.
See: pitting; spleen
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Despite Tiver and Andrew's (1997) suggestion that kangaroos have a much smaller impact on vegetation degradation than domestic stock, and McCarthy's (1996) paper demonstrating the difficulties in calculating sustainable population levels, kangaroo culling is often viewed as necessary for controlling population explosions and addressing over-exploitation of natural resources (DEWNR, 2013; DSEWPC, 2011).
(17) In contrast, this response from an Australian to an article in the London Times about kangaroo culling is typical: 'Let's not forget that these fatal shores were far healthier prior to the English introduction of foxes, rabbits, hard-hoofed livestock and the naive attempts to manage the alien extremities of the Australian environment as if they were the Yorkshire dales--traditions that sadly continue to this day'.
He remained in the Australian navy until his retirement at the age of 55 in 1956, after which he turned his hand to crayfish fishing and kangaroo culling.
(1997) Kangaroo culling, harvesting and farming in South Australia--an ecological approach.