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Rare deer faces uncertain future

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A debate is raging between hunters and animal rights campaigners as to whether a rare white dear native to the Kirkconnel estate in Scotland should be shot owing to a genetic defect. The white coated roebuck deer has a genetic defect which could damage the gene pool of the domestic species. Will Travers, chief executive of the Born Free Foundation, and Charlie Jacoby, editor of the magazine Sporting Rifle, discuss whether the deer should be kept alive.

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