Swedish Environmental Group Criticises Trigger-Happy Wolf Hunters

Örjan Holmberg, Swedish RadioThe Swedish Society for Nature Conservation has complained that several wolves were unnecesarily wounded during the national wolf hunt this weekend, and has accused some hunters of being trigger happy.

It’s unfortunate because these animals are important, not least for research, the group’s chairman Mikael Karlsson, told news agency TT.

“This is more likely to happen when you have a licensed hunt with thousands of hunters running around the forest ready to shoot. I know that there are those who think that wolves should not exist at all, and they maybe shoot once too often.”

Almost 7,000 hunters registered for the hunt which had a quota of 20 wolves.

Five more wolves were killed in the second day of the controversial hunt, bringing the total number killed so far to 14.

Radio Sweden

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