Listen to groups seeking alternatives to deer problem

There are better ways to control the deer situation than resorting to brutal slaughter

Re: Non-lethal solution to deer problem sought (News, Feb. 1)

There are better ways to control the deer situation than resorting to brutal slaughter. These have been suggested by various groups, yet the Capital Regional District seems to be pushing ahead with potential plans to kill these animals, regardless of public concerns to the contrary.

It’s a scientific fact that eradicating the deer in the area will not control the problem. And now with a big warehouse being built north of the airport and a proposed mall on the Pat Bay Highway, more and more deer are being pushed out and will eventually end up in our city.

Oak Bay is asking for public input as well, but are they really going to listen to both sides or have their minds been made up? A councillor who is a vocal proponent of swift action might not be the best choice to see this fairly.

William Jesse

Oak Bay