LEONID METEOR SHOWER AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

LEONID METEOR SHOWER AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

The Leonid meteor shower of 2020 peaks tonight! Here’s what to expect.

LEONID METEOR SHOWER AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

Don’t expect a spectacular show

One of the most famous annual meteor showers is reaching its peak — the Leonids. These ultrafast meteors are due to crest overnight tonight and into early Tuesday morning (Nov. 16-17).

The Leonids are known for producing some of the most amazing meteor displays in the annals of astronomy. Most notable are meteor storms in 1799, 1833 and 1966, when meteor rates of tens of thousands per hour were observed. More recently, in 1999, 2001 and 2002, lesser Leonid displays of “only” a few thousand meteors per hour took place.

Unfortunately, those turn-of-the-century showers gave some skywatchers the impression that they could expect a similar occurrence of celestial fireworks from the Leonids every year. So, it is important to stress at the outset that any suggestion of a spectacular meteor Leonid display this year is, to put it mildly, overly optimistic.

Leonid meteor shower 2020: When, where & how to see it

LEONID METEOR SHOWER AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

If you’re expecting a memorable sky show early on Tuesday morning, we’re sorry to break this to you: The 2020 version of the Leonids is more than likely going to be a disappointment, since the shower will probably be weak and there likely will be long stretches when not a single one will be seen.

The 2020 Leonid meteor shower will have a period of activity from Nov. 6 to Nov. 30. It will peak on the night of Nov. 16-17. The shower’s radiant is located at the center of this stellar map, in the constellation Leo, the lion.

Comet crumbs

The Leonids received their moniker because the shower’s emanation point — the spot from which the meteors seem to fan out — is located within the constellation of Leo, the Lion, from within the backward question mark pattern of stars known as “The Sickle.”

The meteors are caused by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which sweeps through the inner solar system every 33.3 years. Each time the comet passes closest to the sun, it leaves a “river of rubble” in its wake — a dense trail of dusty debris. A meteor storm is possible only if Earth passes directly through a fresh dust trail ejected by the comet over the past couple of centuries.

The lion’s share (no pun intended) of comet dust can be found just ahead of and trailing behind Tempel-Tuttle. The comet last swept through the inner solar system in 1998. That’s why spectacular meteor showers were seen in 1999, 2001 and 2002, with declining numbers thereafter.

In 2016, Tempel-Tuttle reached aphelion, the point in its orbit that’s farthest from the sun —1.84 billion miles (2.96 billion kilometers). Now the comet is on its way back toward the inner solar system and will sweep closest to the sun again in May 2031.

Slim pickings in 2020

But it’s also in the general vicinity of the comet where the heaviest concentrations of meteoroids are found as well. In contrast, at the point in the comet’s orbit that Earth will be passing through on Tuesday morning, there’s only a scattering of particles, bits of comet debris that crumbled off the comet’s frozen nucleus perhaps a millennia or two ago.

So, the 2020 Leonids are expected to show only low activity this year. Mikhail Maslov, a highly regarded Russian expert in meteor shower predictions, forecasts a “plateau-like” level of maximum activity, which he suggests will stay approximately at the same level — about 15 per hour — during the period from 0300 GMT to 2000 GMT on Nov. 17 (10:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST on Nov. 16-17).

Canadian meteor forecasters Margaret Campbell-Brown and Peter Brown are a little more optimistic. In the 2020 “Observer’s Handbook of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada,” the duo suggest rates of up to 20 per hour, with a maximum occurring at 1200 GMT (7 a.m. EST) on Nov. 17. That comes at or before sunrise throughout much of North America.

The International Meteor Organization forecasts rates of 10 to 20 per hour, with a peak at around 1100 GMT (6 a.m. EST) on Nov. 17. The moon is just past new and will pose no interference whatsoever. But whatever forecast you trust, be mindful that even at their very best, Leonids are expected to dart across your line of sight on an average of once every 3 to 6 minutes. And that’s assuming you have a wide-open view of the entire sky and are blessed with dark, non-light polluted conditions.

How to observe and what to look for

Watching a meteor shower is a relatively straightforward pursuit. It consists of lying back, looking up at the sky and waiting. Keep in mind that any local light pollution or obstructions like tall trees or buildings will further reduce your chances of making a meteor sighting.

Leo does not start coming fully into view until the after-midnight hours, so that would be the best time to concentrate on looking for Leonids. As dawn is about to break at around 5 a.m. local time, The Sickle will have climbed more than two-thirds of the way up from the southeast horizon to the point directly overhead (called the zenith).

Also, because the Leonids are moving along in their orbit around the sun in a direction opposite to that of Earth, they slam into our atmosphere nearly head-on, resulting in the fastest meteor velocities possible: 45 miles (72 km) per second. Such speeds tend to produce bright meteors, which leave long-lasting streaks or vapor trains in their wake.

A mighty Leonid fireball can be quite spectacular, but such outstandingly bright meteors are likely to be very few and very far between this year (if any are seen at all).

looking ahead

The good news is that, as Comet Tempel-Tuttle draws closer to the sun, the Leonids are expected to slowly improve. According to Maslov, a greater preponderance of bright meteors is possible, especially in 2022 and 2025. But the truly spectacular Leonid shows will not start coming until 2033, when both Maslov and another well-known forecaster, the Frenchman Jeremie Vaubaillion, predict hourly rates of several hundred or more possible. And the very best years of the next Leonid cycle will likely be in 2034 and 2035.

In 2034, debris shed by Tempel-Tuttle from the year 1699 should lead to anywhere from 400 to 1600 Leonids per hour, followed some hours later by another surge of activity from material shed by the comet in 1767; 250 to 1000 Leonids per hour are possible. Finally, in 2035, 300 to 900 Leonids are possible from a dusty meteoroid trail dating back to 1633.

But if you can’t wait until then, here’s some good news: A prolific meteor shower is coming our way in less than a month: the December Geminids, now considered to be the best meteor shower of the year, producing over 100 per hour. They are expected to peak on the night of Dec 13.


GAVIN NEWSOM FAILED AGAIN

GAVIN NEWSOM FAILED AGAIN

California Governor Violated the Constitution with Mail Ballot Order

GAVIN NEWSOM FAILED AGAIN IN HIS DECISIONS

California Gov. Gavin Newsom exceeded his authority and violated the state Constitution with an executive order that let all Californians vote by mail if they wanted to.

Sutter County Superior Court Judge Sarah Heckman ruled Friday that the order, N-67-20, “improperly amended existing statutory law, exceeding the governor’s authority and violating the separation of powers.”

The order stated, citing the COVID-19 pandemic, that “all Californians who are registered to vote in” the Nov. 3 election “must be empowered to vote by mail, as an alternative to in-person voting.”

Newsom, a Democrat, argued that California’s government code gave him the power to issue orders like the one concerning mail ballots, but the judge was not convinced.

The legislative branch makes laws, Heckman said in the 9-page ruling, while the governor and the executive branch sees that laws are faithfully executed.

NEWSOME CANNOT EXCERCISE LEGISLATIVE POWERS

“The Governor may not exercise legislative powers unless permitted by the Constitution. Article V, Section 1 of the California Constitution does not grant the Governor the power to exercise those functions which have been given to the Legislature, absent the Legislature’s delegation of a portion of its legislative authority to such executive officials or entities through statutory enactments,” the judge ruled.

The ruling voided Newsom’s June order. It also clearly stated that the governor doesn’t have the power to amend laws or make new laws, about a week after the judge said California’s governor cannot do so but can issue orders.

“Gavin Newsom, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of California is enjoined and prohibited from exercising any power under the California Emergency Services Act (Government Code 8550 et seq.) which amends, alters, or changes existing statutory law or makes new statutory law or legislative policy,” Heckman said.

The judge was elected in 2012. Her term runs through 2021.

The case is James Gallagher and Kevin Kiley vs. Gavin Newsom.

Kiley and Gallagher are Republican assemblymen.

“Today, the Court confirmed that Gavin Newsom does not rule California and that we are still a nation of laws. California has not been well-served by one-man rule. A return to representative government will be best for public health and the economy,” they said in a joint statement regarding the ruling.

“The Governor must accept this ruling as a fundamental principle of our democracy and govern himself accordingly. “

DAWG SAYS: HOW ARE THE RECALL EFFORTS GOING IN CALIFORNIA?


NOW HOME DELIVERY ICE CREAM

NOW HOME DELIVERY ICE CREAM

This company conquered the ice cream market. Home delivery is the final frontier

NOW HOME DELIVERY ICE CREAM IN 30 MINUTES

Thomas Wall had a problem. It was the summer of 1913 and business was flagging at T. Wall & Sons, his family butcher shop in London.

Overheated shoppers just weren’t buying the company’s specialty sausages. Then, Wall had an epiphany: Selling ice cream could help counteract the seasonal sales slump.

The idea was set aside when World War I started a year later. But the arrival of a commercial freezer from the United States in 1922 catalyzed his ambitions. From a factory in west London, Wall’s ice cream was soon being hawked to Londoners via horse and cart, and then by salespeople on tricycles. By 1939, there were 8,500 of the company’s tricycles on Britain’s roads.

Wall’s ice cream salesmen in Britain in 1922 (left) and 1938 (right).

Meanwhile, a consumer goods juggernaut was being created. Wall’s was bought by Lever Brothers, then selling Sunlight soap, which merged with Dutch company Margarine Unie in 1930 to create Unilever (UL).

The Anglo-Dutch firm has gone on to acquire some two dozen other major ice cream brands, including Klondike and Ben & Jerry’s, while pioneering its own Magnum line. It sells ice cream in 63 countries around the world and commands almost a fifth of global ice cream sales, a bigger share than its next four competitors combined, according to market research firm Euromonitor.

Unilever is now the undisputed king of ice cream. But as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, and lockdowns persist, the company is taking inspiration from the delivery tricycles of its early years to conquer one final frontier: ice cream delivered to your home, on demand.

Ice cream around every corner

It won’t have far to travel. Chances are, while reading this article you’re no more than a few hundred yards away from a Unilever ice cream…….


TRUMP SUPPORTERS CANT LET GO

TRUMP SUPPORTERS CANT LET GO

America’s largest militia says it will refuse to recognize Biden as president and ‘resist’ his administration

TRUMP SUPPORTERS CANT LET GO OF PRSIDENCY

A sense that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, which there has been no evidence for, pervaded among his supporters who marched in Washington on Saturday. (Getty Images)

The largest militia group in the US will refuse to recognise President-elect Joe Biden as the nation’s duly elected leader when he is sworn in on 20 January 2021.

The Oath Keepers, an armed right-wing organisation that boasts tens of thousands of members with law enforcement and military backgrounds, was one of several groups to demonstrate in Washington over the weekend at the “Million MAGA March” in support of Donald Trump, whom news networks project has lost the 2020 election.

“I think about half this country won’t recognise Biden as legitimate. They won’t recognise this election,” Stewart Rhodes, who founded the Oath Keepers, told The Independent on Saturday in the nation’s capital.

“What that means is that everything that comes out of his mouth will be considered not of any force or effect, anything he signs into law we won’t recognise as legitimate. We’ll be very much like the founding fathers. We’ll end up nullifying and resisting,” Mr Rhodes said.

SOME TWITTER FEED OF ACTIVITIES

Thousands of Trump supporters — including members of far-right groups such as the Proud Boys, the Boogaloo Boys, and the Oath Keepers, as well as ordinary American citizens — participated in the march, which was pervaded by a sense that the 2020 election was stolen from Mr Trump.

Despite filing several lawsuits in key swing states, the Trump campaign has not provided any evidence of substantial voter fraud that would have swung any of them in his favour.

The president has persisted in his baseless accusations of a stolen election and rampant voter fraud, despite no evidence existing to support those claims.

The way the president told it on his Twitter account on Sunday, Mr Biden “only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA.”

TRUMP REFUSES TO CONCEDE

Mr Trump added: “I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!”

Within minutes, Twitter had flagged the tweet with a line that reads, “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”

Twitter has flagged dozens of Mr Trump’s tweets since the election for spouting conspiracy theories about the election.

Despite the efforts of tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook to curb misinformation from spreading on their platforms, the Trump campaign’s rhetoric has had a noticeable effect on Republican voters’ trust in the electoral process.

At the march in Washington over the weekend, attendees gave varying theories to The Independent about how the election was stolen from Mr Trump, from a broad nationwide conspiracy to mass low-level fraud.

Several shared already-debunked purported stories of voter fraud.

Most people at the march appeared unaware of the basic mechanics of the pandemic-era electoral process. Due to the virus, Democrats voted overwhelmingly by mail, and thus were always going to fall behind in early counting in key states as in-person votes are tallied first. That news does not seem to have reached everyone, so when Mr Trump’s early lead was erased, the president claimed foul play, and they took him at his word.

OATHKEEPERS AND OTHER ON STANDBY

The Oath Keepers predate Mr Trump’s political ascendancy, but his brash and tribalistic brand of politics has given them greater prominence in media coverage over the course of his administration.

The Anti-Defamation League has described the Oath Keepers as a “heavily armed extremists with a conspiratorial and anti-government mindset looking for potential showdowns with the government.”

The group has projected a robust presence at several key moments of racial crisis in America. In 2014 and 2015, armed members of the group patrolled the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after the police shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots and demonstrations.

Anti-government conspiracy theories have always been a central part of the Oath Keepers’ ethos, experts have written.

Mr Rhodes, its founder, is a former staffer to GOP Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, the erstwhile perennial presidential candidate.

Mr Rhodes is a graduate of Yale Law School, the alma mater of three of the seven justices currently serving on the US Supreme Court.

DAWG SAYS: I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE EVIDENCE THAT TURNS THIS ELECTION ON ITS HEAD, BUT SO FAR NADA. LET’S NOT BE THE SNOWFLAKES OF 4 YEARS AGO.


SPACE THE FINAL FRONTIER

SPACE THE FINAL FRONTIER

Scientists discover bizarre hell planet where it rains rocks and oceans are made of lava

SPACE THE FINAL FRONTIER WITH NEW DISCOVERIES

If you thought living on Earth in 2020 was comparable to hell, planet K2-141b is here to prove you wrong.

On the scorching hot planet, hundreds of light-years away, oceans are made of molten lava, winds reach supersonic speeds and rain is made of rocks. Scientists have referred to the bizarre, hellish exoplanet as one of the most “extreme” ever discovered.

According to a new study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, scientists from McGill University, York University and the Indian Institute of Science Education have uncovered details of one of the newest “lava planets” — a world that so closely orbits its host star that much of it is composed of flowing lava oceans.

Scientists found the atmosphere and weather cycle of K2-141b to be particularly bizarre. The Earth-sized exoplanet appears to have a surface, ocean and atmosphere all made of the same ingredients: rocks.

“The study is the first to make predictions about weather conditions on K2-141b that can be detected from hundreds of light years away with next-generation telescopes such as the James Webb Space Telescope,” lead author Giang Nguyen said in a news release this week.

A LAVA PLANET FULL OF MOLTEN ROCK

Artist’s impression of the lava planet K2-141b. At the center of the large illuminated region, there is an ocean of molten rock overlain by an atmosphere of rock vapor. Supersonic winds blow towards the frigid and airless nightside, condensing into rock rain and snow, which sluggishly flow back to the hottest region of the magma ocean. Julie Roussy, McGill Graphic Design and Getty Images

While analyzing the planet’s illumination pattern, scientists found that about two-thirds of the planet experiences perpetual daylight. K2-141b’s close proximity to its star gravitationally locks it in place — meaning the same side always faces the star.

This scorching hot part of the planet reaches temperatures of over 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s hot enough to not only melt rocks, but also vaporize them, creating a thin, inhospitable atmosphere.

“Our finding likely means that the atmosphere extends a little beyond the shore of the magma ocean, making it easier to spot with space telescopes,” said co-author Nicolas Cowan.

The rest of the planet is cloaked in never-ending darkness, reaching frigid temperatures of negative 328 degrees Fahrenheit.

DIFFERENT EFFECTS THAN EARTH

In Earth’s water cycle, water evaporates, rises up into the atmosphere, condenses, and returns to the surface as rain. Now imagine that process, but instead of water, K2-141b only has rocks to work with.

The sodium, silicon monoxide, and silicon dioxide on K2-141b evaporate into mineral vapor, which is carried to the dark side of the planet by supersonic winds that rage over 3,100 miles per hour. From there, rocks “rain” back down into the 60-mile-deep magma ocean, which flows to the bright side to restart the cycle.

However, this cycle is not as stable as the one on Earth, scientists said. The flow of magma ocean from the night side to the day side is slower — researchers predict the mineral composition will change over time, eventually altering the surface and atmosphere of the planet entirely.

“All rocky planets, including Earth, started off as molten worlds but then rapidly cooled and solidified. Lava planets give us a rare glimpse at this stage of planetary evolution,” Cowan said.

Scientists hope to further verify their observations when the highly-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope launches in 2021.

DAWG SAYS: THERE IS SO MUCH TO LEARN IN THE OUTER QUADRANTS


DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM

DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM

Gavin Newsom’s hypocritical French Laundry fiasco harms California’s COVID-19 efforts

FROM THE SACRAMENTO BEE EDITORIAL BOARD

DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY GAVIN NEWSOM NOT DOING WELL

A meal at the famed French Laundry restaurant in Yountville costs around $350 per person, not including wine. It typically features nine courses, not counting the “amuse-bouche,” which is a ritzy French term for appetizers.

We certainly hope Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, enjoyed their dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant on Nov. 6. Because it will end up costing a lot more than $700 in terms of damage to Newsom’s credibility in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing will launder the stain of stupidity from his reputation after this ill-conceived outing.

You see, California’s millionaire governor didn’t just splurge on dinner for the sake of a romantic evening with his spouse. That might have been understandable, though still out of touch in a state where many are suffering the drastic economic effects of the pandemic.

No, Newsom voyaged to Napa County for an exclusive birthday dinner with his favorite lobbyist and longtime advisor, Jason Kinney. The dinner “included people from several households, the type of gathering his administration has discouraged during the coronavirus pandemic,” according to a San Francisco Chronicle story by Alexei Koseff.

“State guidelines limit gatherings, defined as ‘social situations that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place,’ to no more than three households,” wrote Koseff.

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY THEY DID NOT THINK THEY WOULD GET CAUGHT

Newsom and Kinney did not deny that more than three households had attended the dinner — in apparent defiance of guidelines put out by the state that Newsom purports to govern.

Let’s unpack the layers of bad judgment.

First, there’s the uber-expensive dinner at a restaurant the vast majority of Californians will never have a chance to visit. This is a bad look for an elected official at any time, but especially during a pandemic that has claimed more than 18,000 lives in California and devastated the state’s economy. It’s no secret that the Newsoms have tons of money, but it’s très gauche of them to flaunt it at a time like this.

Second, the exquisite dinner was held to celebrate the 50th birthday of Kinney, a Newsom insider and lobbying firm partner with a knack for getting his way in the corridors of power. For example, Newsom — who claims to care deeply about climate change — came under fire from environmentalists earlier this year after his administration approved fracking permits for Aera Energy. Who represents Aera in Sacramento?

“That company, Aera Energy — a joint venture of Shell and ExxonMobil — is represented by the lobbying firm Axiom Advisors. Axiom’s lobbyists include Jason Kinney, a senior advisor to Newsom while he served as lieutenant governor, and Kevin Schmidt, a policy director for Newsom during the same time period,” reported Steve Horn of Capital & Main. “Kinney’s wife, Mary Gonsalves Kinney, Capital & Main previously reported, is also the personal stylist for First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom.”

Kinney, a partner at Axiom Advisors, also served on Newsom’s transition team. The governor’s decision to attend Kinney’s birthday soirée during a pandemic demonstrates that this cozy relationship has the power to cloud Newsom’s judgment.

NEWSOM ADMITTED HE DID WHAT HE MANDATED OTHERS TO NOT DO

Finally, there’s the stunning hypocrisy. Newsom and the First Partner eschewed state public health guidelines to dine with friends at a time when the governor has asked families to scale back Thanksgiving plans. News of Newsom’s fancy feast spread like wildfire on social media and was trending on Twitter Friday afternoon.

Newsom’s haute cuisine hypocrisy is a disaster for the state’s efforts to get Californians to understand the deadly threat of COVID-19. He just handed more ammunition to Republican leaders who have decried the state’s emergency shutdowns of restaurants, gyms and churches. If the governor can eat out with friends — and if his children can attend their expensive school — why must everyone else sacrifice?

Two years into his first term, and nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Newsom still can’t get his act together. If Newsom can’t get his head into the game, perhaps he should make this governor thing a one-term affair and leave the job open for someone with a desire to lead.

Happy birthday, Mr. Kinney.

DAWG SAYS: 4 TIME DIPSHIT OF THE DAY, WHEN IS THIS CLOWNS TERM UP? CALIFORNIA DESERVES BETTER.


DIPSHIDIOT SHOOTS RARE WHITE MOOSE

DIPSHIDIOT SHOOTS RARE WHITE MOOSE

Everyone is outraged and sad’: Canada shocked by killing of rare white moose
Flying Post First Nation in northern Ontario offer reward after ‘spirit’ moose – considered sacred – killed by suspected poachers

DIPSHIDIOT SHOOTS RARE WHITE MOOSE IN CANADA

The killing of a rare “spirit” moose in Canada has shocked residents of a northern Ontario community and prompted one First Nations man to offer a reward to anyone who can help officials apprehend the suspected poachers.

Residents around the city of Timmins have long swapped stories of a ghostly white moose population occasionally spotted moving silently through forests of aspen and pine.

But poachers recently killed two female moose, including one white cow. The remains, including their heads, were left discarded along a remote service road.

“Everybody is outraged and sad. Why would you shoot it? No one needs one that bad,” said Chief Murray Ray of nearby Flying Post First Nation. “If you have a license to shoot a cow moose, you could shoot another one. Just leave the white ones alone.”

WHITE MOOSE ARE NOT ALBINOS

The moose are not albinos, but get their colour from a recessive gene. Among Indigenous peoples in the region, white animals like bison, raven and grizzly bears, are considered sacred and shouldn’t be harmed.

“It saddens me that somebody would take such a beautiful animal,” said Flying Post community member Troy Woodhouse. “Nobody knows exactly how many are in the area, so the loss of a single spirit moose is one too many.”

Years ago, as he and his wife fished the Groundhog River, Woodhouse spotted a white figure on the tree line. As they approached in their boat, the couple watched in awe as a young white bull moose stood near the homestead of Woodhouse’s grandfather.

“It was a sign that he’s watching over us on the land. It was very special to me,” he said.

Mark Clement, a photographer in the region, has spotted a number of moose over the years. He knows of at least four white bulls – and estimates there could be as many as 30 spread out over the region.

THERE ARE LEGAL PROTECTIONS IN PLACE NOW

While the white moose have been spotted in the area for more than 40 years, it was only in the last decade that they won legal protections. They are not a distinct species, but throughout the region, signs warn against killing them – the only place in the country where such a law exists.

In 2013, a trio of hunters killed a white moose in the province of Nova Scotia, angering the local Mi’kmaq people. After they realized their mistake, the hunters returned the pelt to the Mi’kmaq so that a multi-day ceremony could be performed – but kept the head as a trophy. The Flying Post nation has also requested the pelt of the latest spirit moose returned to them so that a ceremony can be held to honour the moose.

Wildlife officials have asked the public to come forward with any evidence that could lead to charges. Woodhouse has also offered a reward of C$1,000 ($760).

“I’m a proud Flying Post First Nation member and I just wanted to help any way I could,” he said. “Since I’m so far away, I thought I could donate some money to help bring more awareness and encourage others to voice their concerns.”

SEVERAL REWARDS HAVE BEEN OFFERED

News of his offer has spread quickly. A local drilling company has matched Woodhouse’s offer and an animal welfare group has offered C$5,000. The total now stands at $8,000.

“Maybe hunters tried to get one moose and got the other by accident. If a person does come forward and admit what they did, I would put my portion towards any of their legal fees,” said Woodhouse. “There’s so much negativity in the world today. It’s nice to just see some people banding together and trying to turn this into something positive.”

DAWG SAYS: IF THIS WAS JUST AN ACCIDENT THEY NEED TO MAN UP AND FACE IT. IF DELIBERATE THEY NEED TO FIND THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE.