Picture; Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management
Wolf hunting in Sweden. 45 year ago since last time. 12 000 hunters signed up for the 27 indivuduals of wolves that they was allocated to shoot.
Between 2th of Januari to 15th of Februari was the time set. 22 were shot today in five different areas, one of these shot one too much (the info this day was after midnight; 25 total and 4 too much).
Around 210 individuals will be left in the wild. The Swedish Socitey of Nature Conservation have decided to report Swedish government to the European Commission. This is because wolf is listed as Critically Endangered in Sweden.
Sign up here (more than 10 000 signed on so far) to show that this is madness.
This year, year 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. 2009 was the 100th anniversary of The Swedish Socitey for Nature Conservation, something that Sweden can be very proud of, as one of the worlds leader for nature conservation.
The new Swedish government decided to take SEK 45 million from the Biodiversity to the increased cost for wildlife game. Sounds a bit strange to me..
I guess the only thing we can do is to laugh at the silly Swedish government.
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