LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sewage outfalls into the strait show lack of respect for orcas

Humans contaminating sea habitat, suggests letter writer

Measures have returned to protect southern resident killer whales in B.C. waters. (Black Press Media file photo)

Measures have returned to protect southern resident killer whales in B.C. waters. (Black Press Media file photo)

To the editor,

Re: Protect and respect B.C.’s iconic killer whales, Editorial, May 4.

Most people admire killer whales, but protection and respect I question.

How can the strait “feel like home” with more than 80 towns and cities pumping treated sewage into it? Read the signs at sewage outfalls: ‘don’t eat shellfish due to sewage contamination.’ The food chain is also contaminated this way for all creatures in the strait.

The priority to use systems that the rest of the developed world uses isn’t here. Potable water comes out of their outfalls. As the last line of your editorial reads, let’s continue to share the sea respectfully.

Neil Saunders, Nanaimo

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