Don’t Hunt Critically Endangered Wolf Species

Target: Jonas Gahr Støre, Parliament Minority Leader of Norway

Goal: Don’t pass amendment that would allow a majority of endangered wolves to be killed.

Norway’s government is considering an amendment that would allow “recreational and cultural” killings of endangered wolves. There is no quota on the amount that can be killed, seemingly allowing the species to be hunted until it is nonexistent.

There are only nine packs of the animal in Norway. Sixty-five wolves live in the country, with another 25 in nearby Sweden. Law allows animals that are considered to be a “nuisance” to be killed. However, wolves do not seem to cause too many problems as they account for only eight percent of yearly sheep deaths in the country.

This is not the first time the wolves have been threatened. In the 1990s, only 10 wolves remained in all of Scandinavia. Since then, their numbers have multiplied. However, they are still endangered and if not protected may see their numbers decline again. Sign the petition and demand that the amendment not be passed.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Støre,

I am deeply troubled by the Norwegian government’s impending law that will allow the already small population of endangered wolves to be hunted to extinction. Surely there are larger problems in Norway than its wolf population.

There are only 65 wolves that make their habitat there. Only eight percent of more than 20,000 sheep deaths per year are caused by wolves. They are not a nuisance and not a menace, but an endangered species attempting to survive as industrialization and development encroaches on their dwindling habitat. I ask that you not give hunters the right to eliminate this animal.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Taral Jansen

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15 Comments

  1. It’s said that Norway hunts more whales than Japan and Iceland combined (under “objection” to the IWC’s global, or moratorium, on commercial whaling). And why would you hunt and kill critically endangered wolves, especially in a so-called “eco nation”, only 65 wolves in the whole country and a mere 25 in nearby Sweden…? According to the Berne Convention, the wolf is included in Appendix II as a strictly protected species – they need to be protected, not shot. Is it a minority blood-sports lobby group that is trying to manipulate the situation to their own advantage, demonizing the target, the wolf, and dismissing or ridiculing those who seek to defend it, this giving Norway a questionable, inconsistent and negative image in the eyes of the world…?
    [ Info: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/norway-wolf-hunting-recreational-critically-endangered-oslo-rural-population-wwf-a7615446.html ]

  2. INSANE AND BARBARIC IS TO MUCH

    SEND THESE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE IN THE MADHOUSE AND KICK THEM OUT OF THEIR PROFESSION

    FOR ALL OF THESE INSANE AND INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE FORGOT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION.
    WHO IS IT?

    ALL OF THAT  BARBARIC  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  NONPERSONS  ARE ONLY SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – RECYCLE THEM  TO ALLIGATORS – THE SINGLE MEANING OF THESE SCUM!

  3. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗😠

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