Not everyone is for the deer culls going on. In my view it is sickening, and will only serve to create more bad karma, so to say.
On the one hand they tell us they are only out to kill the "aggressive deer," yet on the other hand, traps are set here and there. The public is welcome to call in for a trap in their yard. The killing is done at night, and it's going to be a yearly thing.
I can see it only if for a very ill or badly hurt deer, and/or an extremely mean deer. However, the majority are not. Recently there was an article in our local paper saying how bucks are becoming more extinct - yet it's okay to slaughter them.
I grew up in Kimberley, near the forest. I played in the forest, and sometimes saw the deer, bears, moose and coyotes. And I was never bothered.
Most tourists that come love to see the wildlife. Now it can be "Welcome to Slaughterville."
The deer are sacred, in my view. They certainly were good to our family too. I'll never forget the evening seven came to pay their respects to my father as he lay dying at the family home, and I'll never forget the kind doe that came to be of comfort to me while I did some grieving at my parents' grave.
I see elegant beauty, silent wisdom and a sacred aura about them. They add to the interplay and magic of the forest.
For those who have eyes to see and the wisdom to know the difference, be kind to the deer. Treat nature with reverence.