People the real pests

It is difficult to comprehend how anyone could liken deer, these graceful and inoffensive creatures, to pests

The deer – it is difficult to comprehend how anyone could liken these graceful and inoffensive creatures to “pests” – a term frequently used by readers.

If there was any species on planet Earth deserving of such derogative comparison it would be us, according to what we do and are capable of doing, motivated by greed, power or insane ideologies.

Of course, urban deer are a misfit. But who is to blame? And punishing the innocent is not the answer, as only we can get away with such self-righteous judgment.

William Rauschning

Oak Bay