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Farming Deer Could Be the Answer to Overpopulation in Canadian Town

CBC News

Chris Coleman speaks out about his idea concerning farming deer on Victoria Island. 

Victoria Councillor Chris Coleman announced he has plans to start farming deer and domesticating the animal into a cash crop for Victoria Island.

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The idea comes from a similar measure carried out by Napier, New Zealand which had an astounding urban deer population fifty years ago.

Coleman told reporters, “They captured the deer and put them in a paddock or a field and surprise, surprise, they bred. They realized there was an opportunity.”

A recent survey about farming deer showed that 70 percent of people favored the idea and 30 percent were opposed.

Coleman cited a recent protest in Oak Bay, telling reporters, “I think there’s another section who were perhaps against Oak Bay’s cull because it wasn’t humane in their minds, so is farming a more humane version of that? Arguably those of us who eat beef think it’s an acceptable process.”

Farming Deer Could Be the Answer to Overpopulation in Canadian Town