A plan to kill 25 Barbary apes out of a population of 200 has been condemned by the Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society (GONHS). From AFP:
"Our policy is that culling can be a population management solution but only in extreme cases when there is no other more suitable option," GONHS general secretary Dr. John Cortes said on Tuesday.
"We would only ever recommend a cull after very careful assessment of the situation from a veterinary and a genetic point of view."
However, Environment Minister Ernest Britto said a licence has been issued for the cull and two of the apes have already been given lethal injections.
Here is some info about Barbary apes from the BC SPCA.