51,000 protest Norway wolf cull

Politicians’ move to kill wolves to help protect livestock sees considerable protest Sarah Bostock & Michael Sandelson The Foreigner It is expected that around 68 wolves roam in the wilderness areas of Norway, and as many as 47 will be shot under new plans. The petition to stop the culling, which currently has 51,344 signatures, states that Parliament’s “extermination policy” plan could mean that 2017 could be “a fatal year for wolves in Norway.” Parliament adopted a new population management goal of four to six breeding pairs of wolves in Norway in 2016. Around two million sheep are left to graze in forests and mountains every year in Norway, and often left unsupervised. The Guardian reported that around 1,500 are killed by wolves, as 100
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