For 2010, there is allowed to hunt wolves after 45 years.
27. 27 wolfs.
Over 12.000 rednecks got their licenses to kill those poor few animals. Well… few… 27 is believed to be 10% of wolf population in Sweden.
Quota was nearly filled in 2 days! Just imagine 12.500 hunters wanting to shoot wolf, because they didn’t do it before and it will be so cool to tell friends, how bravely they got that beast.
We did move to Sweden few years ago and and I personally believe, that many of these hunters are quite heavily inbred, as I can see them roaming the woods around. They shoot whatever moves, with argument “there is too many of them”. I guess this doesn’t apply for wolves. Maybe more for people I think sometimes.
I think this just shows their small brains, they are compensating their small penises with big gun (just quoting somebody from internet, whom I must agree with). I don’t believe, that even these people believe in stories about wolves stealing small kids, eating people and being bloodthirsty monsters in general. But few times I’ve heard, that wolf here and there was harassing some small kid, or ate somebody’s dog.
Well, that with dogs can be true of course, but:
One interesting count – wolves killed 30 dogs in 2008, comparing to 135 dogs killed by hunters in 2006 (data from the biggest animal insurance company in Sweden – Agria). Who is the pest than?
Maybe the hunters aren’t so bad, maybe they are really scared of wolves, after reading the only book they know, Little Red Hood, which was read to them by their mother.
After this, it will be very hard for Sweden to pretend, that ecology and taking good care of the nature is one of its top priorities. I hope that everybody who read/heard about this disgusting matter will remember this whenever he/she will come in some sort of contact with Sweden.
Don’t get me wrong: I am not against hunting in general – but I will never agree with hunting of endangered species, or animals which can’t be used as food after taking them down.
UPDATE: As expected, before the murdered wolves were counted, hunt was still going on, so it will be double, or even bigger number of killed wolves. Unfortunately, there is no reported hunter-hunter shot.
Some news articles about this:
Press release – Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
Hunters did shot 135 dogs [Swedish] very bad English translation here