Letter: It’s time to cull the herd

So, council, do what you were given the approval to do through referendum, writes Evelyn Schofield.

I wish the animal activists would come and see the chaos created by the “cute bambis” who roam the streets of Grand Forks.

Despite my best efforts: deer fencing, reflective tape, strategically placed lawn furniture and an extension ladder—the “cute bambis” tore down the fence to my vegetable garden and what they didn’t eat they spat out and what they didn’t spit out they stepped on.

On our street (10th Street North), two females gave birth, one to twins and the other to triplets. Now two becomes seven. Two more females gave birth to single babies. Now seven becomes 11. Do you see a pattern here?

Lest you think the residents of Jasper and Banff love their “cute bambis,” they don’t. Their park wardens don’t need to beg permission to cull the herd (cull is not a euphemism for murder). They understand the devastation created by overpopulation of deer and elk. These herds are healthy and well managed. You don’t see them running around with great cancerous growths on their faces and legs.

So, council, do what you were given the approval to do through referendum and cull the herd.

~ Eveyln Schofield, Grand Forks


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