RFP wording far from humane

Letting a conscious animal bleed out is not humane and very cruel

Oak Bay’s Request for Proposal (RFP) in the deer cull project dated Dec. 5, 2014,  outlines various protocols and contingency scenarios for the cull contractor(s).

Of greatest concern in the RFP is the final scenario: “A misfire occurs with the bolt gun/the shot is not fatal”.  The district’s recommendation is for the: “Contractor to reload and reshoot quickly; If a misfires occurs, contractor to either reload and adjust impact location or utilize exsanguination.”

In other words, if all else fails let the deer bleed to death. Mayor Jensen has steadfastily stated that the cull/kill will be humane. Letting a conscious animal bleed out is not humane and very cruel, despite what he claims to think.

David Robertson

 

Oak Bay