Norway's Famous Albino Moose Shot Dead

Remember the albino moose that wandered the forest of Østfold, Norway? You know, the one whom the Norwegian hunters debate whether to shoot?

Well, that debate is moot thanks to a Danish hunter, who had few regrets about shooting him:

Frost, who had arrived for hunting in Norway on Monday, told Danish website bt.dk that he’d heard about a protected moose a few years ago but nothing recently. “So when I get it in my corner, I have just a few seconds to think about what I should do,” he told bt.dk. “But I decided to shoot the moose and it’s a decision I stand by.”

He quickly realized he hadn’t shot “just any moose, and when we gathered around it, someone said there would probably be press coverage.” He repeated that he “stands by” his decision to kill the moose, “although I would gladly be without all the noise that’s come afterwards.” He said he was “a bit amazed” that the shooting sparked so much reaction.

Link (Photo: NRK)


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What is wrong with people?
A white moose or elk as we call it is so rare and there are so few of them that they should not be protected?

This is not a freak of nature and they should be left alone so that people can take pictures of them. And that is the only way that they should be shot. With a camera.
I have never seen a white moose and i have heard that there are two in the whole of Norway. Now there is only one left. How sad!
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@bradbury. You may not know this, but in Scandinavia moose hunting is not only a personal hobby and a way to fill the freezer with meat, but also a necessary service for the society. You see, the natural predators of moose, wolves and bears, have been pretty much eradicated from the area over the centuries, and now people are the only thing controlling the moose population. Moose eat tree saplings and kill people on the road, the more there are, the bigger the damage. The moose population is counted in hundreds of thousands.
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