Deer letter had to be just for the laughs

Sometimes, the Peninsula News Review publishes a letter so questionable that it just has to be for the laughs.

Re: Implement non-lethal solution to the deer issue, Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sometimes, the Peninsula News Review publishes a letter so questionable that it just has to be for the laughs.

This recent letter was a perfect example, if only the humour of it wasn’t lost in the gross hypocrisy of it.

For the purposes of brevity, I am going to have to overlook the sanctimoniousness of someone living in Vancouver, a megalopolis of two-and-a-half-million people, railing against urban sprawl, population growth and rural deer control.

In his letter, Mr. Hamilton, somehow manages to tie the issue of deer overpopulation in with human population growth and advocates for zero growth.

Just how does he plan to achieve his goal of zero growth? It is quite clear that would have to involve dispatching of the ill, infirm and elderly as well as aborting fetuses. Anyone can look at the goings on in China if you don’t believe me.

And thus Mr. Hamilton clearly demonstrates the hypocrisy of those who hold his point of view. They want animals to have all the rights but won’t extend the same to their fellow humans.

These people are not friends to the animals they profess to advocate for, they are really just enemies of the human race, our way of life and our economic system as a whole, and I wish they would start being honest about it.

Mike Shoesmith

Central Saanich