Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has written to Mayor de Blasio suggesting that the city focus its deer population control efforts on the sterilization of female deer as opposed to the current vasectomy program which she says “was designed and implemented without true consideration for the nature of these animals and their reproductive patterns.”

After researching methods used in Ohio and Hastings on Hudson and Cayuga Heights in New York, as well as consulting with experts and reading studies done by researchers at Tufts and Cornell Universities, Malliotakis is proposing that the city shift its focus to a 15 minute procedure that is at least twice as effective and more than half the cost than that of the vasectomy program currently being used.