I have lived on five acres in the Saanichton area for about 12 years and I have only seen deer in the distance a few times and only a single deer on the property twice, until very recently.
I was so ecstatic and felt so blessed to have had the privilege of viewing four magnificent creatures within six feet of my front door about 10 days ago.
Two does and two little fawns were walking slowly and sedately from one edge of the property to the other. They showed no fear or aggressiveness as they passed by me standing on the outside steps.
I was in awe of their beauty and particularly noticed their trusting eyes, dark and lovely.
How could anyone think of killing these creations of God?
The first book in the Bible, Genesis, Chapter one, verses 24-26 tells us that God first produced living creatures, livestock, wild animals, etc. and then He created man to rule over them.
I choose to believe He means for us to care for them.
And yes, I am a vegetarian.