Ministry says they would have shot moose

Nick Seebruch
Ministry says they would have shot moose
The moose that was wandering Cornwall on Thursday

CORNWALL, Ontario – On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) shot and killed a moose in Cornwall to prevent it from crossing Hwy. 401. According to the CCPS, the Ministry of Natural Resources says that they too would have killed the moose.

“In speaking with the MNR (the experts on wildlife) on today’s date after the second moose was safely escorted out of the city, they advised the tranquillizer gun would not have been an option on October 19th, 2017 and they would have also used lethal force as there was no other option available,” The CCPS said in a statement on their Facebook page.

CCPS stressed that they did not want to take any life, human or otherwise.

They stated that after the moose was killed they tried to contact the Ministry of Natural Resources to have the animal removed so that the meat could be donated. The Ministry could not make it in time so the meat from the animal was donated to a local individual.

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