The environment minister's recent comment that the moose population on the Avalon Peninsula is "frighteningly low" does not sit well with the Save Our People Action Committee (SOPAC).
Less than a dozen members of the group, which advocates for government action to prevent moose-vehicle collisions, gathered in front of the Confederation Building on Wednesday to voice their latest concerns.
"If you've done the statistics, let us know and let us see them," said SOPAC co-chair Lucy Stoyles, who suspects government does not have any concrete figures on the present population.
Stoyles said government is giving members of the public a false hope that while driving on the island, people should be less fearful of coming across a moose.
"That's not the case, because there were two or three moose accidents this past weekend, and this is the prime time of year, starting in April to June, when most accidents happen," she said.
At a St. John's East Rotary Club event on March 23, Minister of Environment and Conservation Terry French told attendees the province's moose population is declining.
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