EU issues fresh criticism of Sweden's wolf hunt

Sweden's controversial wolf hunt could face renewed scrutiny in the European Court of Justice as the bloc's officials question the viability of Sweden's plans for protecting wolves.

Speaking to Swedish Radio News, Joe Hennon, European Commission spokesperson for the environment, said that Sweden had not presented a credible plan for the long-term development of the wolf population.

There has been a ban on hunting wolves since May, when a Swedish court repealed a decision by the Environment Protection Agency for a licensed hunt of 16 wolves in various areas of the country.

Although the wolf population is growing, with numbers estimated to be around 350, the majority of these animals are related to each other.

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