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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.
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(1.) Rebecca Cullers, "Alex Bogusky Shows You His Foolproof Way of Bringing Back 1 Million U.S.
For instance, monitoring the cull will be impossible as there are no definite figures of badger numbers, so how do cullers ensure they kill the required 70% of local population?
Sanctuary founder Brendan Price said: "The birthing season is beginning and this has afforded illegal seal cullers their best opportunity to slaughter pups and nursing mothers on their coastal birthing grounds."
Blood was collected from cullers on the day of culling completion in each region.
Volunteers known as "cullers" sort through the books looking for ones they think will sell, Gilbert said.