October 6, 2021

Expressing Disappointment That Council Has Approved Deer Culling

To the Editor:

It is very disappointing that Princeton Council has declared war on the deer population, who every year have less and less habitat to live in due to out-of-control development. Not surprisingly, this leads to increased contact with humans, often to the detriment of both.

Approving culling, and especially the cruel practice of bow-hunting, shows once again that officials see killing as the only solution, a narrow-minded approach that has not changed in decades. What about White Buffalo’s immuno-contraception program of 20 years ago? When was the last survey done to assess the number of deer per square mile? Have any non-lethal methods of deer population control even been considered?

Princeton can and must do better.

Bill Laznovsky
Mandon Court, Kingston

The writer grew up in Princeton.