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Tensions in Canada over Caribou hunt

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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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Tensions in Canada over Caribou hunt


www.cbc.ca

Quebec Innu hunters who killed caribou in the Labrador wilderness over the last week insist their actions have not jeopardized a herd that government officials and conservationists say is at risk of extinction.

A group of 53 Quebec Innu hunters crossed the Labrador border last week and killed about 40 caribou that biologists and the Newfoundland and Labrador government said belong to the Joir River herd. Officials said the herd contained only 100 animals, which are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

But Christiane Lalo, chief of the Pakuashipi Innu band, disputes that the animals are endangered. Indeed, Innu elders claim the herd's numbers are 20 times higher than what government officials say.
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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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Alright, I don't want to sound insensitive, but the Innu have no business crossing provincial borders to hunt (or exterminate) a caribou herd that is not on their land. As the article stated, this herd is a very small one, and is protected under federal law. Therefore, there should be NO hunting of them whatsoever.

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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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I am in agreement there, they should not be hunting endangered animals, period.

I wasn't aware that there was nothing to hunt for food in the massive province of Quebec, that would require them to travel to another province to hunt endangered animals.

The Devil's Advocate in me, however, can't help but wonder why it's a big deal, when us non-Natives have been killing nature on a much more devastating and destructive scale for a much longer time.

Two wrongs doesn't make a right, however.



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