Out of town visitors dismayed by Oak Bay deer cull plan

It was a shock to us when we read that the district of Oak Bay is planning to kill deer in the area.

We recently returned from a very enjoyable vacation on Vancouver Island spending time in Victoria and the wonderful community of Oak Bay, visiting the marina and the beaches as well as shopping on Oak Bay Avenue.

As we hope to return, we try to keep abreast of the area news by reading the Oak Bay News online.

It was a shock to us when we read that the district of Oak Bay is planning to kill deer in the area. We saw deer and found them beautiful and after reading that story, all of our love for your wonderful community changed instantly.

How can such a pleasant town think that by killing innocent animals it will not go unnoticed? Furthermore research showed us that the so-called humane euthanization is not at all what is proposed.

It is horrible and I feel for the deer as well as what I presume to be the majority of residents who enjoyed them as we did.

This was our second trip to Vancouver Island but now we are really wondering if we will come again to what is called Beautiful British Columbia.

We have written to the mayor but as yet we have had no reply.

Marie and Arnold Hemet

Montreal, Que.