Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Deer in BC | On The Island

Yesterday's clip starts at 18:40 mark: When it comes to the future of deer in the CRD opinions run strong and contrary, especially when it comes to discussing a possible cull. Some think the thousands of does and bucks are a nuisance wandering into city centres and destroying crops on Saanich farms. And others think they are living animals that deserve our care and protection. On Wednesday there will be a public meeting on this contentious issue. John Ranns is the chair of the Planning, Transportation & Protective Services Committe for CRD.

On today's show at 11 am EST: "The politics of ungulates. Greater Victoria's deer dilemma is attracting national attention. We'll hear from the leader of a federal political party who's in town trying to prevent a cull."

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The latest, from our beloved Tory Senators

If you need a chuckle, click here for a Chronicle Herald article on how Tory Senators responded to a seal cull opponent.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Talks, talks, and more talks!

Liz will be at U of T tonight, speaking about the Ontario Vet College at the University of Guelph.

Medical Sciences Building
Southeast end of One Hart House Circle (near College / University)
Rm 417
7 pm

Tomorrow, she will be speaking at York University on the same issue.

And next week, Liz will be joining a group of residents in BC in an effort to save the deer in Victoria.
In and around Victoria and southern Vancouver Island, a few politically influential residents are demanding that local politicians condemn deer – in the hundreds – to death. Some of the residents want the deer slaughtered simply because they’re nibbling rose bushes. Other reasons used to rationalize the killing, all fail under scrutiny. Every one.

Click here for our appeal to supporters

and click here for a recent article on the issue.