Re: The high cost involved to keep, transport deer (Letters, Aug. 10).
After reading this letter several times, it still does not make any sense to me.
However, the reference to the situation in the U.K. clearly proves that slaughtering the deer is not the answer as it does not prevent the population from keeping on increasing – I quote Colleen Bailey of Humane Treatment of Urban Wildlife and member of the Cranbrook Urban Deer Committee: “All the cull is doing is creating a perpetual cycle of killing.”
And yet, in spite of these data and those available much closer to home and here in B.C., the citizens advisory group appointed by the CRD is still actively considering this lethal option and is totally ignoring any source of objective evidence and science.
It is time to put an end to this culture of death and it is time to consider much more effective, ethical and responsible alternatives to the deer and other wildlife issues.
A final note for the letter writer’s information: I would donate to the animal cause any time rather than supporting the cancer industry.