There must be no money to be made on an anti-caribou hunt mission, like the bundles that have been made over the years on anti-seal hunt promotions. The illegal caribou hunt the Quebec Innu engaged in on the Labrador side of the border last month should have activists coming out of their skin over the senseless killing of these animals.
Perhaps unnecessary killing prompts these activists only when there is a specific species with a profit to be made attached to it; leaving us to wondering if the protests are prompted by what’s close to their hearts or wallets.
Where are you Paul McCartney, Paul Watson, Pamela Anderson or even Senator Mac Harb? Hey, there’s bloodshed going down and we’d kinda welcome you folks this time.
I guess there’s no need to gather up the red carpet, an ugly old caribou is not about to have the same selling power as ‘a cute little white coat’.
But it would be a refreshing change to show them how the people of this province are not a bunch of barbarians, wanting to kill every animal in sight. We do respect the conservation of the threatened species and breeds.
People in this province are outraged over the actions of the Quebec Innu and are frustrated and maddened they can just come in and do it under our noses.
Natural Resources Minister Kathy Dunderdale has made the right call by giving her concern, first, to the safety and well being of enforcement officers who are working in a remote location with a bunch of determined hunters.
It is key the Quebec Innu who are engaged in this hunt have blatantly indicated a complete lack of respect for the laws in this province and country, when it comes to the protection of an endangered herd.
These individuals had high-powered rifles in hand. No respect for the law and firearms can certainly be a deadly combination; therefore the Minister called it right, it’s bad enough to have the blood of the endangered herd on the ground without human blood as well.
She had little choice.