白酒’ 在加拿大被猎人杀死的驼鹿引发了愤怒’ 在社区

White 'spirit' moose killed in Canada by hunters sparks 'outrage' in community

安大略省的猎人非法杀死了一只稀有的白驼鹿, prompting outrage and shock among First Nations in Canada.

The bodies of two female moose were found discarded along a service road in Timmins, 安大略省, with of them being a sacred white “spirit” moose, The Guardian reported.

The white moose, which are not albino, but reportedly get the rare coloring from a recessive gene, are legally protected against poaching in the area under the 1997 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. There are signs that warn against killing the distinct creatures.

Moose in the Timmins area that are more than 50% white are protected by Canada's 1997 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Moose in the Timmins area that are more than 50% white are protected by Canada’s 1997 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. (iStock)

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“Everybody is outraged and sad. Why would you shoot it? No one needs one that bad,” said Chief Murray Ray of nearby Flying Post First Nation to The Guardian. “If you have a license to shoot a cow moose, you could shoot another one. Just leave the white ones alone.”

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It is unknown how many of the “spirit’ moose are in the area, but a photographer in the area, Mark Clement, reportedly estimates there could be as many as 30 spread out over the region, 根据出口.

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Officials have asked for those with information to come forward. Members of the community have also raised $ 8,000 as of Monday as a reward for anyone with information of the poachers that could lead to charges.

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