We must right the balance

Long live the human conquistador!

I sympathize with the strong feelings of DeerSafe and other pro-animal movements like PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

The abhorrent actions of human beings against nature, against flora and fauna with toxins and hunting to extinction, against water and land in greedy resource extraction are destroying our environment and threatening our very survival. Long live the human conquistador! Except that it’s suicide.

In gratitude to God for this incredibly beautiful world, we must attempt to be good stewards of our environment. And we must make decisions from reason and common sense, not from feelings. In the wilds, cougars and wolves keep the deer population down. But since we don’t allow them in the city, the balance of nature is upset.

Therefore, it makes sense for us to hunt them for food. And venison is delicious, except to vegetarians.

I think the small steps being proposed for Oak Bay are the right approach, and I fully support them. Maybe I’ll get one of the T-shirts I saw worn by a woman in Penticton. It had the acronym PETA with these words filled in: People for the Eating of Tasty Animals.

Jim Hill

Oak Bay

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: Saanich resident shocked when trespasser licks security camera, rummages through mail

‘I found the situation really bizarre,’ said the Gordon Head resident

BC Ferries crew member taken to hospital after getting struck by bow doors

Two sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay were cancelled

Bulk or boxed candy? Trick-or-treat maps help Canadian families prepare for Halloween

Census Mapper uses 2016 census data to predict busiest neighbourhoods

Black Press Media celebrates women who are making a difference

Helping others is the cornerstone of the work Shannon Drew does in… Continue reading

Goldstream Food Bank on the search to fill Christmas Hampers with toys

Volunteers are looking for new toys for infants to 11-year-olds

VIDEO: Explosion, fire sends woman running from Saanich home

Heavy smoke in the area, crews on scene

Jack’s Devils beat Quinn’s Canucks 1-0 in NHL brother battle

New Jersey youngster scores first career goal against Vancouver

Two charged after owner’s wild ride through Kamloops in his stolen truck

Crystal Rae Dorrington, 37, and Derrick Ronald Pearson, 32, facing multiple charges

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Allegations of racism lead to ministry investigation at Vancouver private school

St. George’s School was contacted over what the school describes as ‘deeply offensive behaviour online’

Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

Edmonton police estimated the size of the crowd at about 4,000

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Most Read