Animal rights groups have strongly criticised a plan that will allow hunters in Norway to shoot 47 of an estimated 68 wolves living in the wilderness.
The Norwegian government justified this year’s planned cull – the biggest in more than a century – on the basis that the predators pose a threat to sheep.
Environmental groups dispute this claim, saying the real damage is minimal and the proposed response is disproportionate.
Nina Jensen, chief executive of WWF in Norway, said on Twitter:
“This is an outright mass slaughter. Something like we have not seen in almost 100 years.”
We knew before that Norwegians was stupid. After polluting everything in their quest for oil. Never getting along with any treaty or agreement with the other Nordic countries. Always being the greedy one. Never seem to get anything right! But now as the oil is running out, they pay the price!