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Missouri town to hold candlelight vigil for slain deer

City officials in the St. Louis suburb of Town and Country, Missouri, are spending $46,000 to hire sharpshooters to kill 100 urban deer as part of a measure that CBS St. Louis reports has done little to reduce deer-and-car collisions in the city.

Concerned residents of the town who are against this deer extermination policy have planned a candlelight vigil for the town's deer as a way to protest unnecessary killing and the waste of public money. The organizers say other parts of the country have tried similar methods to reduce deer populations in urban areas, and all that such tactics have been ultimately ineffective.