Dear Editor:

With reference to the need for a cull of deer in the area, and recent articles regarding the method humane or not and very emotional speeches and letters in The Pioneer, Valley Echo, and the Cranbrook Daily Townsman: I have some suggestions to make.

Do not kill the deer, but over a five year trial period, steadily tranquilize or sedate and castrate the male deer. This is a recognized method on farms all over the world to reduce the percentages of males in the poultry, pork, cattle, and equine populations of domestic creatures. Farmers, sons of farmers, and veterinarians have been doing castrations for as long as we remember and before!

This would be a humane (!) non-lethal, population reducing method.

Shirley Campbell, Invermere