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Albino Moose to Be Honoured in Mi'Kmaq Ceremony

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- 1681 days ago -
A Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq elder will lead a ceremony to honour a white moose that was killed last week.

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Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:23 am
So sad, I just love Mooses and would love to see one in the wild. RIP poor Moose.

Thanks Hun.

Gudrun D (447)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:50 am
Sadly hunters do not understand the "significance" of all creatures....thank you Cher.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:20 am
Bastard hunters!

Amy L (112)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:40 am
Typical dumb ass hunters. How could anyone who lives on this continent amongst Native people not know the significance and sacredness of animals born like this? I would say they knew and just didn't care.

. (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:43 am
Apology not accepted, nor requested.

Roxie H (350)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:50 am
It was a "trophy" and they got caught with it. at a taxidermy shop, getting it stuffed.

Christeen A (368)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 11:15 am
Very disappointing.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:04 pm
Once shot by the hunters the only thing that can be done is to honor the animals spirit and via Ceremony offer this as a teaching to everyone, native and non. That the Elder extended the Ceremony to those who shot it shows that he is willing to extend the teachings to them so they would in future not do this anymore and perhaps tell the other hunters the significance of the white moose.

Hunting, unless made illegal will continue, but to have a rare animal of white is something that one should just leave alone. It is rare, but like Roxy said, because of it's rarity too many want that "trophy." This is why there are people still killing the rhino's for their horns, the more rare they become the higher the price they get and they care little if it's the last one.

Very sad all the way around. I commend the Elder for doing his best to as they say, make lemonade out of the lemons. Honor the animal and teach respect is what the Elder is trying to do.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:50 pm
Why are they killing them anyway More killing Always killing of animals Wish someone would kill the hunters

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 5:12 pm
Stupid selfish hunters who just had to kill the rare moose. If a predator had killed the moose, it would have been solely to feed itself. People kill animals to stroke their egos....

Athena F (131)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 5:23 pm
Thank you. So sad the hunters were so ignorant. :(

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:33 pm
Wild moose in their element are beautiful and majestic to me.

For a white moose to have live to adulthood while sticking out like a sore a marvel.

And that marvel, wiped out, because of some idiot with a shoot to kill urge.

Sad for the Mi'kmaq and what this exceptional beauty meant to them. A ceremony is good, but how nice it would be to have that ceremony celebrating the LIVE white moose. :-((

Thanks Cher.

Ruth M (235)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:49 pm
Sickening but hunters will do anything to get their prize - they don't care about anything except themselves and their next kill !!!!

Aileen P (40)
Monday October 14, 2013, 2:40 am
I agree with Ruth M.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday October 14, 2013, 5:16 am
Those hunters apologized. It's acknowledgment. Maybe they have a change of heart. I will not stand in their way to forgiveness. Albino animals are special and frequently run into harm for some reason. RIP dear Moose.

Thomas M (8)
Monday October 14, 2013, 8:17 am
Some hunt for food and survival - which is a rarity I believe - and some hunt for the trophy or killing thrill. Which was the purpose of the men who killed the sacred moose? White buffalo, white moose and probably other albino wildlife are sacred to First Nations people. Please think about it before you pull the trigger. Some idiot killed an albino buffalo in a pasture somewhere in the USA a while back for the thrill. What the hell were they thinking? Stupid is as stupid does.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 14, 2013, 8:49 am
like Ruth S. saying

Eve L (57)
Monday October 14, 2013, 10:15 am
What a beautiful animal!

Sara P (57)
Monday October 14, 2013, 11:04 am
This is sad Cher, I really hate hunters :((((((
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