Cull idea garners protests from readers

Culling clash

I met a cougar the other day, face to face, it was an incredible experience! A beautiful animal! The encounter had no sense of aggression, it was calm and cool. Then the conservation officer showed up, talk about aggression, she wanted it dead before dark. It’s a mother I understand -the cougar that is, I’m not sure if the conservation officer is a mother or not.

I do fear for our loose dogs and kids, please be careful we live in cougar country, we live here on purpose, we live here because we love the wilderness, I dont think she, the conservation officer, lives here. I think she learned about wilderness in a school, maybe they looked out the window to see it. There are no cougars in Vancouver, I think its too dangerous for them, I find it very dangerous there, too. I’m glad I dont live there! Killing everything seems to be an odd form of conservation. It all reminds me of a nursery rhyme I tried here to reproduce accordingly: A conservation officer wants to cull deer, to get them out of here; she wants to cull deer, she’ll cull the deer to keep away the cougars, she’ll cull the cougars to save dogs and cats, how ’bout that, save the dogs and cats. She killed some bear ’cause they were some where; better attack a bear that is black, it gave some tourists a terrible fear terrible fear. She’s culling the deer, I don’t know why that they should all die. O me o my.

“Hitch Hike” Mike Gitelman

Just Posted

Ucluelet gets ready to celebrate Ukee Days

“There is nowhere that does an event quite like Ukee Days.”

Florencia beach clean near Tofino draws awesome crowd

Visitors from as far as Hawaii, Philippines, and Venezuela pitch in at Surfrider event.

West Coast leaders fear orca habitat protection could bring fishery closures

Ucluelet demands extension to DFO consultation process

Campfire ban coming into effect across West Coast

The Coastal Fire Centre says bans will begin on Wednesday

Through your lens: Okanagan wildfires

Check out some of the captivating images and video from social media of the wildfires

Canadian government threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

U.S president had suggested that auto imports pose a national security risk to the U.S.

Wildfire evacuation order forces bride to search for new wedding venue

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is under an order due to the Mount Eneas wildfire south of Peachland

Recent online kitten abuse video raises serious social media questions

UBC and UFV profs weigh in on the subject of online sharing, shaming, and our digital landscape

UPDATED: ICBC fights back against claims that it’s ‘ripping off’ B.C. RV drivers

Canadian Taxpayers Federation is urging the provincial government to open up ICBC to competition

Summerland issues State of Local Emergency in response to wildfire

Two homes under evacuation order; evacuation alert remains in place as result of wildfire

A brother’s determination pushes B.C. cyclist to ride 2,500 km for heart care

#Cunnycan: Ryan Cunningham ‘pushing the envelope’ to support brother Craig’s foundation

B.C. hockey coach, nurse was killed in case of mistaken identity, police say

In Surrey, Paul Bennett’s wife makes a tearful plea for help in finding her husband’s killer

Lower Mainland blueberry farms expect solid season

Blueberry Council of B.C. says season will be better than last year

Most Read