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.
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.”