Oak Bay letter: Cancel the deer cull

Reader follows two issues from Ontario: the sewage treatment proposal and the imminent deer cull in Oak Bay

As a frequent visitor to Victoria I try to keep up with the local news.

Two issues I have been following are the sewage treatment proposal and the imminent deer cull in Oak Bay. I understand the sewage issue is basically on the back burner but the deer situation is for me much more troubling.

I have read the pros and cons and will strongly suggest that if you decide to kill the deer then do it quickly.

Don’t let them suffer both physically and mentally while they wait. Would anyone do that to their dog?

The mayor claims that the proposed Clover trap method is humane, basing his statement on the words of political bureaucrats while ignoring claims to the contrary by people who spend time with animals and know them better than any government expert.

Personally I would trust the opinion of the latter before any so-called government expert.

Mr. Mayor do the right thing. Either cancel the cull or do it truly humanely.

George Elliot

Oakville, Ont.

 

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