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Must We Kill Koalas To Save Them?

Koalas, considered by many to be the cuddliest animals on our planet, may be in grave danger. 

Chlamydia is running wild through Australia’s Koala population. Some experts say the situation is so dire that the only way to halt the spread of the sexually transmitted disease may be to cull their numbers. 

We talk with David Wilson, professor and head of infectious diseases at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He tells us why in order to save Koalas from extinction he says we may have to start killing them.

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