Killing deer not the answer in the Capital Region

Re: The high cost involved to keep, transport deer (Letters, Aug. 10).

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.

Nabhraj Spogliarich





Just Posted

Latitude 48 Paddling Club races through Victoria waters

Local team clinched victory in Nanaimo to kick off season that will see them compete in Hawaii

Greater Victoria police busy with St. Patrick’s Day calls

Victoria police respond to 82 calls for service

Songhees Wellness Centre event immersed in Indigenous cuisine and culture

Camosun and Songhees cook together for reconciliation while fundraising for student scholarship fund at March 23 event

Artists craft Souper Bowls in Cedar Hill studio

Souper Bowls of Hope supports urban youth

Royals gear up for WHL playoffs after suffering season-worst loss

Victoria has a solid 7-3 record this year against opening-round opponent Vancouver

Celebrating our transit drivers on their day

March 18 is International Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Mount Douglas Mathletes enjoying success by the numbers

Saanich Grade 9s walk away with top five spots in Island math competition

LETTER: Lowered voting age would engage youth in political process

Saanich high school student supports giving a vote to 16-year-olds

World Cups soccer festival coming to Lochside Park

Victoria’s long running youth soccer festival, the Peninsula Co-op World Cups Soccer… Continue reading

Notorious Russian troll farm also took swipes at Canadian targets

Targets included oil infrastructure and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Cirque du Soleil aerialist dies after fall during Florida show

Longtime performer fell while performing in VOLTA

Canadian comic Mike MacDonald dies at 63

Ottawa-born comedian had performed on David Letterman

B.C. VIEWS: Speculation tax, cabin tax or asset tax?

Targeting empty homes seems confused and ineffective

B.C. cyclist races to first win of the season in New Zealand

Casey Brown captures Enduro title by more than two minutes at Crankworx Rotorua

Most Read