Colorado Springs City Councilman Tim Leigh may have put a big target on his back over what he says is the best way for cities to deal with an overpopulation of deer.
“The obvious answer is kill them,” Leigh said Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Ed Billings notified People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
“Colorado Springs City Councilman Tim Leigh is proposing to kill a supposed over population of deer in the Colorado Springs Area,” Billings wrote in an email to PETA.
Billings, who provided the animal rights organization Leigh’s contact information in an effort to put pressure on Leigh to reconsider the idea, also created a YouTube video mocking Leigh and featuring Councilwoman Lisa Czelatdko. To watch that video, click here.
Here’s what CSAction.org wrote:
“One of our new developer-puppet city councilpersons, Tim Leigh (Hoff & Leigh) was interviewed this week by (Daniel) Chacon of the local daily and he reports he said the following:
“Erindale is apparently being overrun with deer”
“the obvious answer is KILL THEM.”
“KILL THE DEER”!
Well, we say that the people of our town need to tell this vicious, violent councilperson to keep his hands and guns OFF OUR DEER.
Write the rest of city council and tell them HANDS OFF OUR DEER!
And write the mayor and tell him HANDS OFF OUR DEER!