Sweden started a big wolf hunt on Monday. Of the 460 now living in the country, poachers will be allowed to kill 75 within the next month. Animal rights activists are protesting the decision because they believe it puts the animal’s survival at risk.
British newspaper Watchman Monday follows 200 hunters who begin hunting with dogs. It is the largest wolf hunt in Sweden since hunting licenses for the animals were reintroduced in 2010. From midnight until sunset, the hunters will travel through forests across Sweden over the next month.
“Hunting is absolutely necessary to reduce the increase in the number of wolves,” Gunnar Glorsen of the Swedish Hunting Federation told the Swedish newspaper. svt. “The number of wolves is the largest we have in modern times.”
Animal activists find it incomprehensible that Sweden has given permission to hunt. According to them, wolves are very important in the food chain and biodiversity.
“Killing a quarter of the population by hunting has negative consequences for animals and nature,” said Marie Stigard, chairwoman of the anti-hunting group Jaketkritikrna. “It’s catastrophic for the entire ecosystem.”
According to Swedish broadcaster SVT, Obstruction activists attempted to start the manhunt on Monday. I failed to do so. the transmitter He writes that 10 wolves have now been killed across the hunting grounds. As of 2010, a total of 203 wolves have been killed in other hunts.
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