Letters: Wolf cull defended

Port Renfrew resident thinks wolves should be culled

I’m having a problem with the mind-set of the “our view” editorials. Last week’s editorial suggested that being reasonable and informed should be the intent of every councillor, but to follow the lemmings off the cliff if that is what they, the voters want. The previous week’s editorial that “wolves aren’t the problem” is an exercise in what my Grade 11 teacher called pablum puking. Simply regurgitate anything you have read or seen and report it as fact.

I falsely assumed that as media/journalism professionals there may be some research or fact checking done when one reports or writes editorials for publication, especially in public newspapers. For the writer to base an editorial on something they watched on facecrack (how wolves change rivers) is an affront to readership. What happened to checking sources and other views? I’m sure Yellowstone’s park managers were happy to read that their park was a virtual wasteland before the introduction of wolves. There is no science behind the propaganda of “ how wolves change rivers” because it was meant to be propaganda.

If wolves are so beneficial why aren’t we dropping them in Sooke and Victoria so the wolves can properly deal with the deer and rabbit problems? As a sideline, they’ll fix Ayum creek, the Gorge and all the streams that used to have salmon in them and put a dent into homelessness and the bear population.

It is all the fashion to blame humans. Fact is, the little smoky caribou herd is now recovering thanks to the wolf cull and there are no other reasonable choices left for other herds short term. As the late great crier of “wolf” Farley Mowat said, don’t let the facts interfere with the truth.

Greg Klem

Port Renfrew

Just Posted

Sooke’s ‘Stonehenge’ gets a rocky reception

Structure intended to accommodate memorial plaques

Sooke district under fire for zoning debacle

Saseenos Veterinary Clinic may have to pay twice for rezoning

Central Saanich strawberry farmer reports bumper crop

Strawberry season could last well into October

GoodLife marathon helps enrich lives, share stories

Seniors’ care one of many causes supported by GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Colwood square dancing open house to welcome in new dancers

“It’s therapy,” said long-time square dancer Linda Townsend

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

B.C. police watchdog to investigate man’s head injury during RCMP arrest

Suspect fled on a bicycle and fell off when an officer attempted to stop him

Most Read