Mayor should set an example

Soon there will be no wildlife left anywhere.

I, like many others in the community, am terribly saddened by Oak Bay council’s decision to kill some deer in Oak Bay.

I have heard the reasons (car accidents, injuries and of course, the biggest is gardens) but do you think it is right to just kill these innocent animals for those reasons?

It seems that in today’s changing world people in authority feel that the easiest solution is a cull. Be they rabbits, deer or beavers.

Soon there will be no wildlife left anywhere.

Out of curiosity when was the last time you saw a frog, a butterfly or a dragonfly?

When I was a child growing up here, my parents would take me to Bowker Creek and Willows Beach and we saw plenty.

Pesticides and culls seem to be the answer, the easy answer.

The mayor is a leader of this community and not a follower.

If he starts the cull he will be just a follower.

Instead, he should become a leader. Show the province and the country and even the world that we can live in harmony with wildlife.

Set an example. Set a legacy.

I truly hope you reconsider. The people of Oak Bay are waiting, as is the world.

Janet McLaren

 

Oak Bay

 

 

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