Other animals suffering

let us not just focus on the deer and our pets, but also the other animals kept in horrible conditions

The discussion about the fate of the deer has had the benefit of causing the community to consider the well-being of sentient animals that are affected by our actions. Until about two generations ago this would have been a normal part of our lives as it still is in many countries such as Kenya and Outer Mongolia.

So let us not just focus on the deer and our pets but also on the approximately 100 animals, kept in horrific conditions every moment of their lives, that most meat eaters consume annually. Let us also wonder why we still tolerate the sale of pate foie gras in this community, which necessitates ducks being force fed until they have liver disease.

A lot of good could come from the problem of the deer.

Melanie Houston


Oak Bay