Deer cull shortsighted answer to problem

Lack of tolerance for deer in urban areas astounding to reader

It is quite disturbing to me that humans have no tolerance for the presence of other species.

Are we really going to murder animals because they happen to eat our tulips? Plant daffodils. When children are on our streets, we slow down. Why not slow down for deer?

Europeans come to Canada for a glimpse of wildlife. Why not promote the presence of wildlife in our urban areas? Would this not be good for the tourism industry?

How about saying “no” to projects like Bear Mountain (which displaced a large population of deer)? Saanich is entertaining cutting down Queenswood woods for an expansion of the University of Victoria. Where will those deer go?

Before we proceed with a cull, I ask that we be more circumspect with our decisions.

Noreen Taylor

Oak Bay