Alternatives not considered

The vast majority of letters to the Oak Bay News since mid October have been opposed to the deer cull

The vast majority of letters to the Oak Bay News since mid October have been opposed to the deer cull.

Those who have written in to support Mayor Jensen’s cull have missed an essential point – effective, non-lethal alternatives exist to both reduce human-deer conflicts and the deer population in Oak Bay (although thanks to the municipality no one actually knows the current size of the deer population).

With non-lethal alternatives readily available, why would anyone advocate the pointless killing of animals? 

T. Hendra

Saanich/Oak Bay border

Majority support cull

Krista Henry’s “Deer distract community away from real issues” should be a wake up call to all of us.

The majority of residents support mayor and council and their decision to cull. That small group of opponents, many of whom do not live in Oak Bay, have had their say so let’s get on with it. And, as Kristina Henry suggests, let’s give our attention to some real social issues in our community.

Rick Gonder

Oak Bay