- January 09, 2013 - 10:43
Mosse have lived here for 100 years. We've been driving on the highway, a narrow, dangerous one, for 50 of those those years. But only in the past decade....pretty much since oil oil lucre came ashore.....did it become intolerable to have these murderous wildebeasts roam among us. Newfoundland: turning a once-in-an-eternity financial legacy into trinkets, ill-conceived causes du jour, monuments to giant political egos, white elephants, outright waste, and pirate plunder.
- January 09, 2013 - 10:38
A well written and reasoned article devoid of all the rhetoric and fear mongering that is the trademark of Sopac and especially Eugene Nippard. People are dying on our highways at an alarming rate and the accident rate is increasing because of increased traffic and driver inattention and Sopac seems oblivious to the carnage. But if you listen to Open Line you would swear that the moose are out there hunting humans. Wildlife is something to be cherished not seem as a nuisance.
- January 09, 2013 - 10:02
I have to agree with your article. There are far too many people who don't drive to suit the road conditions. It is time to look at the other causes of accidents to see what can be done to prevent them. Eliminating moose is not the answer.
- Moose hunter and highway driver
- January 09, 2013 - 09:47
Don't worry David, there will be plenty of moose around for your grandchildren to enjoy. To the best of my knowledge, having an overpopulation of moose has never contributed to public safety or any other measure of public well being other than to provide and easier moose harvest and convenience for hunters. If reducing the moose population to a lower level can reduce the incidence of moose vehicle collisions, the benefit outweighs the benefit of easy harvest. As an additional benefit, having all those moose hunters have to exercise a little more to ensure success would certainly also add to our populations health and well being. It's a win win!