Ann Arbor’s December deer cull is up against yet another lawsuit. The decision to kill a large number of deer in a bid to control overpopulation received outrage from the public, and brings to light a law which states that all animals in the state of Michigan are considered the legal property of the people of Michigan.
A resident brought up her concern over the deer cull, which prompted her to file a lawsuit against the city of Ann Arbor. Her earlier request to halt the deer cull was denied.
In December, Ann Arbor closed several parks to the public. Sharpshooters were hired for the city’s deer cull, in an effort to minimize the deer numbers in the city.