Oak Bay cull explanation wastes tax dollars, says reader

Mayor Nils Jensen is quoted in the Oak Bay News (Cars killing enough deer, say advocates, Jan. 8) saying he is also open to suggestions on how the community should deal with the deer but council isn’t reversing its decision. He will continue to meet with those concerned and will explain what Oak Bay and the Capital Regional District are doing in advance of the cull.

They are taking a multifaceted approach to dealing with the issue saying there will be public education regarding feeding and fencing. Interestingly no mention of speeding and road signage. He further says they are not just having a cull without taking any preliminary steps. My question is if you are adamant about killing the deer then why waste your time and ours, plus taxpayers’ money by going through these motions?

The two animal rights correspondents who met with the mayor feel he is under pressure by a vocal group of anti-deer residents. I wonder what percentage of Oak Bay residents that comprises.

George A. Barrows

Oak Bay


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