is a captive moose that lives inside a game farm in Irasburg. A
bill that has won preliminary House approval would return the captive moose to the
jurisdiction of the Fish and Wildlife Department.
A moose named Pete is at the center of a
political controversy about who owns Vermont’s wildlife. Lawmakers last year spared the moose from being euthanized by the Fish and
Wildlife Department. But in the process, they passed a law that granted ownership of wild animals to
a private individual.
Incoming Governor Peter Shumlin and other legislators are hoping to
reverse a law that went into effect this year that ended up giving the
owner of an elk hunting park custody of all the wild moose and deer on
the property, including Pete the Moose.