In the fall of 2011 a deer cull program was brought to BC from Helena, Montana. The BC government supplied the equipment - clover traps and bolt guns - and permitted municipalities to begin killing deer. The City of Cranbrook started with a pilot project in November 2011 slaughtering 25 animals using the cruel method. The City of Kimberley followed shortly with a full blown massacre by randomly killing 99 deer in January 2012.
In February 2012, Invermere was on course to proceed with their permit to kill 100 deer. Interest in deer culling soon spread to more communities including the Victoria region, Penticton, Fernie and others. On February 9th 2012, IDPS derailed Invermere plans by obtaining an injunction from the BC Supreme Court. Towns and cities across BC have put their plans to kill deer on hold until the Invermere Deer Protection Society's lawsuit has concluded.
We must stop this trend before it spreads across British Columbia and the backyarda of BC become continuous deer slaughtering grounds.