Moose starving thanks to herbicide spraying, campaigner says

MFLRNO confirmed the numbers but added tests are pending

By Mark Nielsen
The Prince George Citizen
March 27, 2018

The spraying of herbicide in forested areas is being blamed for the high rate of death by starvation for moose in the Prince George area. According to a 2017 study conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, starvation was the cause for four of the 10 collared cow moose that died in the Prince George South study area. James Steidle of Stop the Spray B.C. contends the study area is the most heavily sprayed in the province and the animals are being denied a key source of food as herbicide is used to eliminate deciduous trees like aspen, birch, and willow to create more room for spruce, pine and fir. … In a response, MFLRNO confirmed the number, but added tests are pending.

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