Deer are being pushed out of their natural habitat and as a result are starving

LETTER: Starving deer need to be fed

In my neighbourhood alone, four hectares were sold and cleared to build houses in areas used by deer to feed

To the person that reported me for feeding the deer: I hope you can sleep at night.

If there is an afterlife, I hope you come back as a deer. These animals are starving – thanks to all the building going on in Sooke.

In my neighbourhood alone, four hectares were sold and cleared to build houses. This was a feeding area for the deer which they no longer have access.

You must lead a very boring life if you have nothing better to do than report people.

Obviously, you must have been one of the people that complained about them.

To me they are beautiful creatures and I rejoice every spring when they bring their new babies around.

Unfortunately, the doe that was killed on Whiffen Spit Road was one of our regulars and we won’t get to see her or her twins anymore.

Wait a minute … I forgot; I’m not allowed to feed them anymore. But you can’t stop me from enjoying their company.

What’s next? Don’t feed the birds!

Marion Ells, Sooke