Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Coldstream’s ‘friendly deer’ put down

A young deer seen playing with a tire in a backyard in Coldstream, B.C. 
A deer who has become a familiar sight in the community of Coldstream has been put down.

Stuart Bertrand with Ministry of Environment confirmed to Global News in an email Tuesday afternoon that the animal that became affectionately known as the ‘friendly deer’ in the community was euthanized by the Conservation Officer Service “in the interest of public safety.” (more)

I, for one, am very upset by the action of the so called "conservation officers". Every time they appear in the news one or more animals are killed. I have met above deer several times and enjoyed his company. The executioners seem to believe that there is no other way to manage wildlife but to kill them. I would not report the presence of a bear or any other animal if it was sitting at my kitchen table knowing what their response would be. Shame! They don't seem to be able to think outside the box. We could hire a robot trained to kill animals and it would be cheaper. I expect some humanity from our "conservation" officers.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It feels like such a betrayal of this animal.

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