When "Back to Nature" became the tag line for Turner Valley, the deer moved in on cue. At the time, residents learned to cohabitate with nature.
We learned to slow down or stop while deer crossed the street, like we would for any pedestrian. Now, because our elected representatives are fearful of nature, they are considering killing off the deer (nature).
We must ask ourselves, we, who continue to encroach upon nature (which also has a right to live here), with unlimited growth of subdivisions and commercial enterprise, do we value all life? Will we learn to co-exist or engage in "environmental racism," living in fear of predators?
Perhaps educating residents on how to make peace with nature would be a more valuable exercise instead of spreading fear into the community. Look to other mountain communities for workable solutions.
If Diamond Valley council members can't manage their fears about nature and offer practical conflict resolution through education, perhaps it is time for them to move back to the city.