Roughly translated by TWIN Observer
The association has appealed this year’s decision on licensed hunting to the Administrative Court. According to the Swedish Carnivore Association, the Swedish wolf strain does not reach the reference value of 300 animals which, according to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, are a prerequisite for licensed hunting.
“In decisions, county administrative boards claim that the wolf in Sweden would have a continuously high rate of growth, but that growth was broken by a reduction two years ago,” commented Torbjörn Nilsson, chairman of the Swedish Carnivorous Association.
In September, five county boards in Svealand and southern Norrland decided to allow license hunting for a total of 22 wolves starting 2 January.
The Swedish carnivore association also believes that license license decisions open for an unethical use of hunting dogs and wish it to be conditional on the dogs being kept in tied up during the hunt.