Three hunters in Nova Scotia shot a white albino moose and posed gleefully in the pictures with the dead animal and then posted these pictures on Facebook.
The White Moose
The white moose has been living in this forest for years and is considered a sacred animal by the Mi’kmaq community. Even though it isn’t illegal to kill an albino moose, it is considered as blasphemy by the Mi’kmaq. Killing an innocent animal is always sad anyway.
A Mi’kmaq hunter explained why their community would never harm the albino moose and why it is so important to them;
We are not to harm [white animals] in any way, shape, or form because they could be one of our ancestors coming to remind us of something significant that’s going to happen within our communities. It was so disrespectful having seen it put on social media, and it’s been an outcry and our people are outraged.
After hearing that the moose was sacred to these people, the hunters apologized and returned the moose’s body to the Mi’kmaq for a proper burial ceremony. They also added that if they knew of it’s importance to the Mi’kmaq people, they would never have shot it in the first place.
I’m glad that the hunters apologised, but it would have been better if they didn’t hunt innocent beings at all!