Cape Breton Moose Cull Opens Tuesday

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park Moose Cull opens for the season on Tuesday but protesters are promising disruptions. The hunt, which aims to cut back on the estimated 1800 moose living in the park, will run until December 18th. A group opposed to the hunt, Friends of the Cape Breton Moose, tells the Cape Breton Post that hunters and park officials can expect disruptions. Last year’s hunt cost more than three times what was budgeted for, largely due to extra security after protesters entered the park and began confronting hunters. Parks Canada says the the cull is needed as the growing moose population is decimating trees and plant life that other wildlife depend on.