Killing of rare white moose in Canada sparks outrage
OTTAWA (AFP) - The killing of a white "spirit" moose in Canada sparked outrage on Thursday, but the unaware hunters are said to be trying to make amends.
The animal was shot last week in Nova Scotia, in the far east of the country, and brought to Hnatiuk's Hunting & Fishing Ltd. in the town of Lantz, which snapped a photo of the carcass and posted it on its Facebook page.
The page received 10,000 hits within three days as news of the animal's death went viral.
"I've talked to the hunters and they said, had they known the significance of this they wouldn't have shot the moose," said owner of the taxidermy shop, Jim Hnatiuk.