Don’t Slaughter Two-Thirds of Norway’s Wolves

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Target: Vidar Helgesen, Norway Minister of Climate and Environment

Goal: Reverse decision to kill two-thirds of Norway’s last 68 wolves because they kill a tiny percentage of the nation’s sheep.

Norway is about to kill off 47 of its wolves, which is about 67 percent of the total of this critically endangered population. The country came to this decision because the wolves have been preying on domesticated sheep. However, conservation organizations have pointed out that the 117 sheep killed by wolves last summer are only a tiny percentage of the 110,000 sheep that simply go missing every year.

Conservationists also speculate that this decision has a lot to do with Norway’s hunting community. Hunting is a very popular pastime in this country, and many hunters consider wolves to be “competition” for moose. Of course, this is ridiculous considering the fact that there are only 68 wolves in the entire nation and they kill moose to survive, not for fun.

Wolves have long been made scapegoats by humans, demonized because they hunt our domesticated animals. However, they are essential for a healthy ecosystem as apex predators and there are much better ways to protect sheep than by slaughtering innocent wolf packs that are just trying to survive after humans invaded their habitats.

The Friends of the Earth and World Wildlife Fund have said that the organizations will file appeals to the decision to go ahead with this massive cull, but unfortunately, leaders of the groups have predicted that they will only be able to reduce the amount killed by a few animals. Saving these innocent wolves will require a massive outcry and support from animal lovers everywhere. Sign our petition to demand that Norway leave these wolves at peace and find better ways to protect their domesticated sheep.


Dear Minister Helgesen,

I understand that the Norwegian government is planning on culling two-thirds of its critically endangered wolf population–47 out of 68 of these animals. This decision apparently came about because the wolves are preying on domesticated sheep, even though far, far more sheep go missing each year than have ever been killed by predators.

This is clearly a poor excuse to kill innocent animals. Wolves have done nothing wrong–they are only trying to survive in an area that has been invaded by humans that can’t seem to share the space. Apparently, hunters are angry at wolves for following their instincts and killing moose for food, leaving fewer for hunters to kill for fun and bragging rights.

Wolves are apex predators that are essential to a healthy ecosystem. More importantly, they are innocent living creatures who don’t deserve to be murdered for convenience. Please reconsider this entire cull and let your nation’s wolves live out their lives in peace.


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  1. Rosemary Anderson says:

    What vile people live in this country. Obviously poorly educated backward gits. Stop this madness now.

  2. Stupid vikings lucky to drill oil and get drunk durink weekend

  3. It is hard to believe. This must be a joke to be so premeditated, cruel and senseless. I used to hike in Norway. No more norska kronor or any other currency from me. People in Norway please wake up, stop cross country skiing for a moment and defend your wildlife. You make a joke of yourselves.

  4. Judy Hanquist says:

    Wolves are not the only predator killing your sheep. Are u going to kill every animal that preys on livestock. Try to figure a solution of fences or something. Maybe if hunters would not kill off the wolves food sources they wouldn’t go for your livestock then. This is a problem we have in the united states every hunters think they have to kill elk deer whatever then wonder why they go after livestock use your head people figure another alternative stop the killing of these natural predators thank u.


  6. Neville Bruce says:

    Unbelievable, especially from Norway : (

  7. Joanne Folkins says:

    Well, there goes another country to visit from my bucket list. Worse than North Americans.

  8. Dedra C. Routh says:

    The same thing is happening in this country, the wolf is sacrificed for a pitiful few sheep. An entire pack will be destroyed and may have already been so, in Washington state because the wolves are trying to feed their families. Replacing the wolf may not be possible, out of hundreds of sheep, anything that gets in the way must be destroyed! The cattlemen feel the same, as well as fossil fuel industries, everything must be removed or destroyed for the sake of progress. The wolf, the wild places were here first, we are determined to destroy it all!

  9. Barbara Griffith says:

    The wolves help keep the forest trees from being stripped of their bark by hungry deer which kills the trees. I guess these A-Holes don’t know about that. There is an organization in the U.S. called
    Wild Life Services that is paid by the government to kill any wild animal that the corrupt ranchers wish to have removed, it makes no difference what it is even river otters which I do not understand…what harm do river otters do to anybody or anything?
    They set out traps, poison anything they want they do. This organization has killed over a million wild animals in the U.S. per year this government does nothing about it. The have been sued in court but I have not heard what happened if anything to stop it.

  10. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

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