January 24, 2011by
Ben Bellows and Hugh George filed a class-action law suit against Newfoundland earlier this month because they think there are too many moose in the province.
Both men were badly injured and are restricted to wheelchairs after crashing into moose in 2010. And the two men are not alone, about 40 people have signed on to the class-action suit which calls for financial assistance for the injured motorists and cutting moose-vehicle collisions in Newfoundland by 50 percent in five years. According to the BBC, there are about 700 moose-vehicle accidents in Newfoundland each year.
There are about 125,000 moose in Newfoundland, which means there is approximately 1 moose for every four Newfoundland residents.
"The government has decided to bury its head in the sand about moose-vehicle collisions, which have us all terrified," lawyer Ches Crosbie told the Toronto Sun newspaper.
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