Poll: most Swedes oppose wolf hunts

Henrik Widlund is pictured as the wolf hunt season started in Hasselforsreviret, central Sweden, on January 15, 2011. The European Commission on January 17, 2011 announced it was taking formal action against Sweden for culling wolves in breach of European Union legislation. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX SEWEDEN / ANDERS WIKLUND A YouGov poll ordered by the Swedish Nature Protection Federation suggests that many Swedes are against wolf culling. A total of 1,009 people from across Sweden were interviewed for the survey.

The survey posed the question: “According to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Swedish wolf strain today consists of 260 to 330 individuals. Do you think the wolf strain should be reduced through hunting?”

Fifty-nine percent answered no, 21 percent said yes.

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