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CANADA: Disturbing video surfaces of live moose being dragged in northern Ontario

OPP says incident happened Sept. 28 on Hwy. 637

Editor's note: This story contains a video that may be disturbing to some viewers.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says its conservation officers are investigating an incident of a moose being dragged on Highway 637 (the Killarney highway) last month.

A video showing a cow moose kicking as it was being dragged behind a pick-up truck had been circulating widely on Facebook, sparking outrage.

The video was removed from Facebook on Monday. However, a YouTube user has now uploaded the video to that platform.

“Conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources are aware of the video and are investigating,” said an email sent to Monday by ministry spokesperson Jolanta Kowalski.

“It wouldn’t be appropriate to say more while the investigation continues.”

Const. Michelle Coulombe of the Nipissing West OPP confirms the incident happened Sept. 28 on Highway 637.

She said the OPP is assisting the MNRF with its investigation.

Anyone with information about this or any natural resource violation is asked to phone the ministry TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free, or contact your local ministry office. 

You can also phone Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.