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A Canadian man claims he was fired from his job at a fuel supplier when he helped rescue a desperate calf moose from a possible attack by a black bear. Mark Skage, who worked for AFD Petroleum Inc., was returning from a job site when he saw the abandoned moose wandering on the side of the road in British Columbia, Canada, on June 6. When he stopped and jumped out of his vehicle, the cub tried to get into his truck when Skage noticed a bear stalking the “few-day-old” animal  There was a black bear 50 meters from her waiting,” Skage said in a Facebook post.

“I made a decision at that point after she kept (trying to) get into the work van that I couldn’t leave her there. So I put her in the passenger side and drove into town to get her help,” Skage added. Skage’s decision to bring the calf to his truck stems from his experience as an outdoorsman, and he knew it was against the law to do so.

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Mark Skage fired from job

“I just couldn’t do it, in my heart. People can say all they want. I know that as nature lovers we talk about predator control. … Black bears are the number one predator of those calves. So I thought, ‘Well, I can’t take care of the predator, but I guess maybe I can try to help this little calf,'” Skage told CBC News.

“It is against the law to collect wild animals off the road or from the wild, anywhere. It is illegal to be in possession of wildlife and to transport wildlife,” he told the outlet. With the shotgun mounted in her truck, Skage called his supervisor and the local Conservation Officer about her situation before naming the moose Misty and finding a rehabilitation center to care for her until she was ready to be released.

“A few days later, Misty (that’s what I called her) was taken to a rehab center a little further south where she will be allowed to grow up a bit before being released back into the wild,” her post read. Skage thought it would all be over, but his company AFD Petroleum had a problem with its wildlife rescue.


“Everything is fine, right? NO. AFD felt differently and thought that I was in serious conflict with their wildlife policies. (they had never taken the time to learn my background),” he said. Both black and grizzly bears, along with wolves, are major predators of moose calves in interior Alaska and northern Canada and make up a large portion of calf deaths.

“Black bears have been found to be the top predator of elk calves in some areas of Alaska where brown bears are uncommon. In these areas, black bears killed about 40% of all elk calves that were born. Most of the predation was by adult males,” according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Anyway, in conclusion, they decided, given all their options, that letting me go was for the best. So the lesson I learned was that AFD is fine spilling fuel on the ground but not helping wildlife,” Skage concluded.

The AFD condemned Skage’s rescue, saying she should have called the conservation officer and allowed trained wildlife officers to handle Misty’s relocation. individual made an independent decision to transport an unharmed moose calf, a wild animal, in the front seat of his company vehicle for many hours,” AFD Petroleum President Dale Reimer said, according to CBC.Read More……


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