Deer issue show our skewed values

It’s outrageous that we should even consider letting our food suppliers close down rather than doing what should have been done ages ago

It’s outrageous that we should even consider letting our food suppliers close down rather than doing what should have been done ages ago in deer control.

A country which cannot feed itself is hostage to whichever part of the world is still producing food.

To allow our food growers to close down because of our deer worship is unthinkable. We speak of food sustainability and the 100-mile diet, yet because of the deer, farmers can’t grow local crops.

Food banks are crying for food and deer meat (venison) is a very desirable food. To all those who claim that “The deer were here first,” well so were the cougars and the bears, yet we are quick to hunt down and eliminate and/or relocate these vile creatures who aren’t idolized as Bambis.

In the real world these vile creatures played a part in the balance of nature by controlling the deer population.

We also love seeing these beautiful deer in the flesh, but not at such an irreversible cost.

Let’s give our heads a good shake and put our values back into perspective, please. Now!

Eileen Pawluk

Saanich