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SE: A man who shot a female wolf is indicted

Roughly translated by TWIN Observer

A man who killed a female wolf in the Sonder territory in Gnesta municipality is charged with gross hunting crime.

The wolf was killed in late September 2015. The man’s explanation was that he estimated that the wolf was about to attack his dog and that he was not scared away by warning bouts. The County Administrative Board initially accepted the explanation, writes Länstidningen in Södertälje.

A preliminary investigation has been carried out later. The plaintiff claims that the defendant was well aware of the risk of being caught, but that he still let the dog run loose.

“When shooting the wolf, no attack has begun and the loose dog had not responded to the wolf,” the prosecutor writes.

The prosecuted man and another person are also prosecuted for setting up surveillance cameras without permission. Both deny crimes.