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Moose riders under investigation

Provincial conservation officers are investigating after a video showing a group of people harassing a moose surfaced on YouTube.

Sgt. David Vince is with the Conservation Officer Service for the North Peace Zone.

He says they’ve been able to place and date the video.

Vince says from what he’s seen on the video, the main charge they’ll be looking at is harassing wildlife.

The area where the video was allegedly film is a popular recreation area.

But Vince says if incidents like this continue, they may consider reducing access.

He says it’s clear in the video that the cow is clearly stressed, and it’s not simply a case of “boys will be boys” behaviour.

Vince says that the best way to view animals is from a distance, and to use common sense such as not feeding them, picking them up, or getting too close.

He adds that in cases where humans interact with wild animals, it usually doesn’t end well for the animal.

If anyone has information about the video, they’re asked to call the RAPP Line at: 1-877-952-7277.

The video can be found here.

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