Moose cull time

The Moose Cull is underway and protesters are promising disruptions.

The hunt, which aims to cut down on the estimated 1800 moose living in Cape Breton Highlands National Park; will run until December 18th.

The Friends of the Cape Breton Moose, told the Cape Breton Post Mi’Kmaq hunters and park officials can expect disruptions.  Last year, protestors entered the park and disrupted activities; a lot of them were angry that only Mi’kmaq hunters were allowed to take part.

Parks Canada says the cull is needed as the growing moose population is decimating trees and plant life that other wildlife depend on.