Man is nature’s guest, learn to live with it

Deer and other animals in Capital Region should be left to try and survive

Long before the dawn of man, our planet was sojourned by many different species, all living within nature under a law delineated as The Circle of Life – life feeds on life.

The intricate mechanics of nature’s ontogenesis is inconceivably marvelous; all species co-existing together within its ethereal system; life and death both contributing to its surreal architecture.

Ever since humanity’s exordium into nature’s prodigious framework, we have done nothing but attempt to mutilate it: clear-cutting inhabited forests, building cities, creating pollution and oceanic oil spills, etc. Now we have so selfishly come to a point where a deer walks through our backyard or gets hit by a car and we devise a plan to impede their reproduction and disrupt nature’s evolutionary process.

The only reason deer are in our municipality is because we sabotaged their home to build ours. Deer do not understand the difference between a natural food source and a commercial crop; they are trying to survive within the dysfunctional environment that our genus has fabricated.

Through my window into the backyard I see birds singing and squirrels leaping from tree to tree; they are inferior to our race just as the deer are, should we get rid of them as well? Please let nature be nature; it’s never done any wrong unto us other than let us exist with it.

Tyler Parker

Oak Bay