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Please overturn the decision on the Cranbrook Deer Cull
  • Petitioned Mayor Wayne Stetski
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Please overturn the decision on the Cranbrook Deer Cull

    1. Petition by

      All Animal Rights

Up to 30 mule deer will be culled in Cranbrook after the city announced its second round of urban deer population control.
A second cull of up to 30 mule deer will be carried out in Cranbrook, the city announced on Thursday.

Council made the decision "after much careful deliberation", reads the statement released by corporate communications officer Chris Zettel.

"Due to concerns around public safety raised both by the RCMP and council, the city will not at this time be providing any additional details surrounding the population reduction activities," reads the statement.

It refers to the population control as "reduction" in the urban deer population and says the measures will "focus on several key areas of the community, based on complaints received both by the city and by the Conservation Officer Service."

The city was granted a permit from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in late 2012, it continues.

However, it does not say when or where the cull will be carried out. Council and staff are not answering any questions about the statement nor speaking to the media.

We condemn the assertion that public safety is at risk if the city releases any details of the cull. We assert that this is simply being used as an excuse to conduct the entire operation under the cover of secrecy. Opponents of the cull have simply exercised their democratic right to be part of an open and transparent decision making process and this right was removed by council when it held secret meetings and heard from deputants of its own choice.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Mayor Wayne Stetski responds:

      Mayor Wayne Stetski

      The cull has ended. Thank you for your interest.
      Mayor Wayne Stetski


    3. Decision-maker Mayor Wayne Stetski responds:

      Mayor Wayne Stetski

      The cull has ended. Thank you for your interest.
      Mayor Wayne Stetski


    4. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Rebecca Hardy MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      This has to stop.

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    • Rogelio Hernández VILLA GUSTAVO A. MADERO, MEXICO
      • 11 months ago

      Lethal methods are unnecessary and inhumane. Please choose a modern approach to addressing wildlife population instead of the old "kill" methods, which are not effective long-term, anyway.

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    • BONNIE-LOU FERRIS INVERMERE, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      I have deer on my properties and love them. i am the most cautious person when it comes to saftey. We need more education and must learn to live in peace with all wildlife. I am a wildlife photorgapher,Nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. I am in the wild also surrounded on my properties by deer etc. There may be a instigator in the crowd, Then deal with that specific one. There is no need to kill. This is brutal and not humane act. Shame on the people who think the only answer is to murder our deer and wildlife. This just makes me sick and breaks my heart. I have baby fawns living on my properties with their whole family. I LOVE them all. Learn to Live and Love nature and wildlife. Do not fear it.These people should fear themselves when they look in the mirror! Cold blooded killers in my eyes. This is my opinion and i am entitled to it!

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    • Kerstin Weitze 24536 NEUMüNSTER, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      Bitte kippen Sie die Entscheidung über ide Cranbrook Deer Cull

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    • Maria Garcia STAINES, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      PLEASE!!!! SO BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL, DON'T DO THIS, PLEASE!!!

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