31 Aug '14, 5pm

Nova Scotia's Sacred Albino Moose Killed by Visiting Hunters via @Inhabitat

I realize these hunters probably shot the moose for its rarity since it is an albino but it is irrelevant that the aboriginal people think it possesses spirits and has some sort of objective importance other than its white color. A white moose is no different than a brown or black moose, it just has a genetic variation which makes the hair have a different color or its skin pigments absorb different frequency of the light. Stop confusing a rare type of animal with ones that are endangered (bald eagles) or those that do not exist(unicorns). These guys just shot the animal for its cache value and whether they knew what they were doing is irrelevant. They were acting legally and a cultural myth from the local people should not be a objective criteria whether to hunt this specific type of animal or not. And seriously, you want these guys to fend themselves off against wolves i...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nova-scotias-sacred-albino-moose-kil...

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