6 March 2017
- Norway’s government recently paved the way for recreational hunting of wolves, which are endangered in Scandinavia. The current law states that wolves can be killed only if they represent a “potential nuisance” for sheep or other livestock. Now hunters will be allowed to kill wolves for “for recreational and cultural considerations,” local media report.
WWF-Norway’s CEO Nina Jensen slammed the move, calling it “one of the ugliest examples of Norwegian nature management in modern history.”
“It is beyond comprehension that one would change an established law in order to shoot more endangered animals, particularly in a country like Norway, which strives to keep an environmental profile.”