25 Apr '11, 6pm

Everyone’s apparently psyched to kill some wolves now

Then you should see the “wolf debate” here in Sweden… We have some 300 wolves in our large and sparsely populated country, and hunters of north Sweden have lobbied to exterminate all of them for years. The reason is “the wolves kill all the elk” (they don’t, as we shoot thousands every hunting season), and “we can’t walk in our woods without fear” (there haven’t been a wolf attack on humans for 200 years… there have been attacks on loose dogs though) and “they kill our livestock” (funny how Greece have more wolves and solved the problem by having wolfhounds guarding the flocks but for some reason we can’t do that here… )

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-04-25-everyones-apparently...