Tree Frog Forestry News

Moose cull prompts protests

November 10, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada

Dennis Day was all ready to protest a Mi’kmaq moose hunt that Parks Canada approved for Monday on North Mountain in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, but there was nothing to protest. Day, a resident of nearby Cape North, set up camp along the Cabot Trail just outside the park on Sunday night, but Mi’kmaq hunters and Parks Canada officials were still putting things in place Monday and were not expected to start hunting until Tuesday at the earliest. “I’m not even going up on the mountain,” Day said Monday morning inside his roadside hut, which is equipped with a wood stove inside and a porta-potty next to it. “I’m staying right here.” Day said he intends to peacefully protest Parks Canada’s plan to cull up to 90 per cent of the moose population in a 20-square-kilometre area on North Mountain.