START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

SWEDEN : It Is Now Certain That There Will Be No More Wolf Killing in Sweden This Year! YAY Yipee!!


Animals  (tags: Sweden, Wolves, Finally GOOD NEWS!, ethics, cruelty, animals, slaughter, GoodNews, death, animalrights, endangered, humans, protection )

Roxy
- 709 days ago - thelocal.se
Court ruling ends Sweden's wolf hunt... The Supreme Administrative Court (Högsta förvaltningsdomstolen) decided not review a previous decision by the Administrative Court of Appeal (Kammarrätten) that had temporarily halted this season's wolf hunt.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Roxy H. (339)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 2:29 pm
SWEDEN :

It is now certain that there will be no more wolf hunting this year...

Court ruling ends Sweden's wolf hunt...

The Supreme Administrative Court (Högsta förvaltningsdomstolen) decided not review a previous decision by the Administrative Court of Appeal (Kammarrätten) that had temporarily halted this season's wolf hunt.

Earlier in the year, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) had authorized the killing of 16 wolves in specific territories between February 1st and February 17th.

According to estimates from last year, there are around 270 wolves in Sweden, spread out in about 30 packs, though those numbers have most certainly risen since then.

The agency had planned a "selective and targeted hunt of inbred wolves as a step towards reducing inbreeding and having a sustainable, healthy wolf population".

The Administrative Court of Appeal ruling amounted to a temporary injunction against the agency's authorization, but as the hunt is set to end on Sunday, the higher court's decision not to review the case means the hunt is effectively over for the season.

"That's going to be the case unless the Administrative Court of Appeal surprises everyone and figures something out tomorrow [Wednesday]", Mikael Karlsson, chair of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsföreningen), told Sveriges Television (SVT).

Karlsson welcomed the ruling, adding that it was "important" that the injunction remains in place.

However, the Swedish Hunting Association (Svenska Jägareförbundet) was disappointed that the wolf hunt had been brought to a premature end.

"I see this as devastating for the management of the wolf population. It just means continued frustration for rural residents in this county," Thomas Björklund, chair for the Hunting Association in Dalarna in central Sweden, told TT.

Sweden's parliament voted to resume a licensed wolf hunt in 2010 after a 46-year hiatus, allowing 27 wolves to be killed.

Supporters said the cull was needed to strengthen the gene pool of Sweden's largely inbred wolf population, and wolves were imported from Finland and Russia to replace the killed animals.

The hunt was again authorized in 2011, but not in 2012.

But EU officials told Swedish media they were watching the situation closely to determine whether to take Sweden to the European Court of Justice.

In January 2011, the Commission reprimanded the Scandinavian country for its wolf hunt.

The hunt is supported in rural Sweden, where sheep and reindeer have increasingly come under attack.

http://www.thelocal.se/46162/20130213/#.URuQmfImySo

Pity for the wolves that were killed in the few days before the temporary injunction became effective...
 

Roxy H. (339)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 2:30 pm
Ok.... one second while I get up and do a 3 times Happy Dance around the room.... ( NO NOT A NAKED ONE! ) yipppeeeeeee one for the wolves!!!!! HAPPY DANCE! yayyyyyyyyy
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:14 pm
I don't do happy dances, but, this almost got me off the chair.
 

Annelisa J. (111)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:27 pm
'Supporters said the cull was needed to strengthen the gene pool of Sweden's largely inbred wolf population, '

As if. They should bring in more wolves from nearby countries and try to connect the populations.

Supposedly the new wolves who come in just get shot, even if technically it's not legal.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14533400
'Swedish wolves threatened by under-reported poaching'

This podcast also has info on the wolves:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qdvlk
 

Roxy H. (339)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:35 pm
ty for extra info and the extra "dip at the end of my dance allan :)
 

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:31 pm
And Man Created Dog

Tribute to Wolves
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (287)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 9:16 pm
GREAT NEWS TY ROXY
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 12:03 am
I could climb the highest mountain and scream across our country that this is how things should be!!!! I am ecstatic to say the least.
 

Christeen Anderson (567)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 2:18 am
Yea. Great news here. Thank you.
 

Ben Oscarsito (364)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:12 am
Great news! (And, You know what? -We only have about 200 wolves in this country!)
 

Natasha Salgado (589)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:07 am
Yes!!!! A big win for these fab Wolves and all the people who love these animals. Thank you
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:32 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:08 am
Good news , I'm glad , Thanks .
 

Jarmila Bernathova (24)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:20 am
thats great news :))
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Friday February 15, 2013, 8:29 am
Great news!
Thank you
 

Veronique L. (215)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:26 am
Amazing news! Thanks for sharing Roxy!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:00 pm
noted :-)
 

Laurie H. (737)
Monday April 1, 2013, 7:22 pm
THANK HEAVEN-GOOD NEWS!!! Thanks Roxie & Monika~~~~
 

SANDRA ROCHA (146)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 6:47 am
Great news. Thank you Roxie.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.