Published: February 10th 2012February 9th 2012
Hunting of deer in Thunder Bay for “wildlife management” is unnecessary and cruel.
This program will only help to ensure that there are plenty of animals for hunters to kill, enabling high revenue on the sale of hunting licenses.
The program will disrupt the natural migration and hibernation patterns of deer, destroying close-knit families. Furthermore, the hunted animals will suffer severe stress - from the inescapable loud noises and other commotion that hunters create. This will affect their normal habits such as; eating and storing energy to survive the freezing winter months.
Most hunters tend to shoot deer two or three times, before they eventually die. This is not only painful for the animal, but it is extremely cruel.
Hunting is also an ineffective method to “control” deer populations. Recent studies have suggested that sterilization is an effective, long-term solution to overpopulation of deer herds. This will eventually reduce the herd size, once females have been captured and marked.
In my opinion, we are the ones destroying too much wildlife and natural environments by building into their natural environment. If you are going to build a city in the middle of the wilderness, then get used to see some wildlife!