Letter: Urban deer are not a healthy protein source

Oak Bay deer are unlikely a healthy source of protein given their steady diet of pesticide laden flowers and foliage

Re: Culled deer could provide valuable food source, Oak Bay News, Your View, Dec. 7

Oak Bay deer are unlikely a healthy source of protein given their steady diet of pesticide laden flowers and foliage.

You might want to read the Provincial Health Services Authority Standards for the Donation of Culled Game Meat.

It is an interesting and enlightening read. For instance, game meat from a cull is inspected by someone with one day training before it is deemed fit for human consumption.

The letter writers are welcome to take the first bite.  And the needy had better be grateful for whatever they are given because after all beggars can’t be choosers.

Further, it is 2016 and we no longer live in ancient Old Testament Biblical times. The King James translation of said writing is questionable and subject to interpretation. Our modern diet is based on the scientific knowledge of a variety of sources of protein. There are many nutritionally excellent and affordable plant-based options.

Hopefully, our understanding and regard for the rights of all sentient beings has evolved beyond the “God made animals as a food source for humans.”

Lynda Robson

Victoria

 

 

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