Moose Cull Opponents To Push For Meeting With Parks Canada
Opponents of a moose cull in the Highlands National Park say they’ll gather at the Park entrance, this morning.
A spokesperson says they’ll then move to the Park’s Headquarters in Ingonish to request a meeting with officials with the federal agency.
He adds they’ll stay there until Parks Canada agrees to talk with them.
The moose cull started last Tuesday in a small section of the Park but was suspended the next day after a confrontation between 30 non-native protesters and Mi’kmaq hunters.
Those against the hunt disagree with Parks Canada’s assertions that there’s an over-abundance of moose inside the Park that’s threatening forest regeneration.
Critics say the moose population is actually down after a harsh winter.
Some also argue that non-Mi’kmaq hunters should be allowed to take place in the cull.