Protests over Swedish Wolf Hunt
A record number of protest letters from Sweden and abroad have been made to the Swedish ministers of the environment and agriculture about the culling of 27 wolves from the 200 wolves in this Nordic nation.
Over 300 protests have been registered so far.
The authorities claim the wolves are a threat to livestock and the herds of reindeer in the north, and that the wolves have genetic disabilities because they are products of only three animals back in the 70’s when the Swedish wolf was near extinction.
The critics claim that giving licenses to 12,000 hunters to kill the wolves was exaggerated, and that other European countries have larger wolf populations without the hysteria seen here in Sweden.
Meanwhile, news reports claim that five more wolf cubs will die in Sweden this winter because the parents were shot by hunters – and the youngsters are not yet able to hunt for food.