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Crowdfunding campaign set up to find who shot white moose

The goal is to raise $20,000
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A white moose was shot and killed near Foleyet the week of Oct. 26. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is looking for the people responsible. Marc Clement Photography photo

A fundraiser has been set up to find who is responsible for killing a white cow moose, which is considered sacred in Indigenous culture.

During the week of Oct. 26, two cow moose were shot and harvested on Nova Road, near Foleyet. One was a white moose. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is currently investigating the incident as shooting and harvesting white moose is illegal.

Flying Post First Nation Troy Woodhouse recently started a GoFundMe campaign to "bring peace" to the spirit moose by finding those who committed the crime. In less than a week, the fundraiser has generated more than $5,700 with a goal of raising $20,000.

“Should no arrest be made for this crime by August 2021, we will use the funds raised for the conservation of the spirit moose through signage, education and remaining funds donated to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Rousseau, Ont.,” Woodhouse said on the GoFundMe page.

To view the fundraiser, click here.

Dariya Baiguzhiyeva

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Dariya Baiguzhiyeva is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter covering diversity issues for TimminsToday. The LJI is funded by the Government of Canada
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