JoHanna Wedemeyer: Deer plan horrifying
November 3, 2010
To the editor:
I was so horrified to hear about the plans to destroy the majority of the deer living in Craig.
I lived in Craig for a little over a year and feel that the deer were the best part about living in Craig.
Coming from a big city, it is definitely a rarity. There has to be a better solution to the problem. In my eyes, why not deal with the people who have caused the problem and not make the animals suffer?
People may be upset about the injuries or mortalities of a couple of dogs, but the real reason they are upset is probably their flowers.
Impose fines on the people who have created the bigger problem of the deer not being afraid of humans by feeding them.
They are the real problem. What a horrific solution to a problem created by people, not animals.
Talk to individuals who live in towns who have the same issues such as Estes Park, where they have all of the elk.
What options are there other than a free-for-all, supported, huntfest?