Short Hills protestors getting nasty

Sign vandalized during the annual Haudenosaunee deer harvest. (Submitted Photo)

St. Catharines – Blocking Haudenosaunee hunters from accessing Short Hills Provincial Park wasn’t enough for protestors who now have taken to defacing park property and uttering racial slurs and threats online. Last Thursday, November 14th marked the second of six days where the park is closed for the annual deer harvest. While the first day of the harvest typically sees the most fervent opposition, things haven’t quieted down this year. Protestors have maintained their concerns are with the hunt itself and not with the hunters but several comments on Facebook are racially motivated, hateful and threatening. Posts online have gotten so bad that the Mayor of St. Catharines Walter Sendzik issued a statement of support for harvest while the Ontario Provincial Police said they are investigating the comments. Posted on…

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