News Article – The visitor
“LET HIM BE” OR “HE’S GOT TO GO”
In Newfoundland – The Mayor of town called Copelin arranged a meeting, regarding the argument about moose.
The meeting was scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on April, 07, 07 at the town’s municipal office. The Mayor thoughts were about getting rid of the moose. Citizens of the town began to take sides and everyone who came to the meeting got engrossed in debating and bickering. Two petitions were sent around for people to sign. The petition no.1 was “Let him be” and other one was “He’s got to go”.
While, the meeting was in progression, the moose matter was utterly forgotten. The members started to talk about recruiting firefighter, and starting to collect dog tax and approving donation of library books. The purpose of the meeting was completely gone.
The issue was brought up again and Representatives of groups who wanted to moose go and other group who wanted moose to stay were present and listened with awareness to the dispute. The Mayor, in order to make a compromise, suggest saying that “why don’t we get one of them tranquillizer guns, knock him out and let him go somewhere one hundred kilometers from here”. However the argument kept going on. The reason behind killing the moose was because citizens kept worrying that the moose would harm the children and create problems for city by dragging people’s trash all over their yards.
In the middle, of yelling and blaring, a man named Graham Percy stood-up and made clear point. Saying,”This moose has done something for our town that no one has seen for years. The town got alive again due to moose because of the excitement each of us felt while feeding the moose.” This statement left everyone gathered in the meeting speechless. Thus the conclusion of this meeting came to be letting the moose stay. Furthermore A week later council passed a special by-law protection for moose. The popularity of the town was raised again and even BC radio crew from St.John did a...