The killing of a female white moose in a northern Ontario community by poachers has shocked the local residents.
The poachers killed two female moose, including one with a rare white coat. The remains of the animals, including their heads, were found discarded.
White animals, also known as “spirit” — whether they are bears, moose, raven, etc. — are considered sacred by the area’s Indigenous people, including the local Flying Post First Nation, and therefore should not be harmed.