Story: Introduced animal pests

New Zealand game

New Zealand game

This poster from around 1935 was used by the department responsible for tourism to promote deer stalking. Deer were introduced to provide hunters with sport. Hunters view them as a valuable species, but conservationists see them as pests because they eat native plants. Whether or not an animal is a pest depends on your point of view.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-TOURISM-1930s-01-front
Photolithograph by Leonard Mitchell

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How to cite this page:

Bob Brockie, 'Introduced animal pests - Deer, goats, pigs and wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Bob Brockie, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015