Hunters kill 20 wolves in first Swedish hunt in 45 years

More bad news, this time from Sweden.  For the first time in forty-five years, Swedish wolves are being hunted. Hunters killed 20 wolves out of the 27 wolf quota, on the first day of the hunt.  How incredibly sad. To my fellow wolf supporters in Sweden, my heart goes out to you.

Sweden’s wolves number a little over 200 animals. Yet this tiny wolf population is being hunted.  20 wolves are gone.  For what? 

Wolf persecution is global!!

We have just begun to fight…….John Paul Jones


“Hunter Sune Johansson weights a female wolf after it was shot”

Hunters kill 20 wolves in first Swedish hunt in 45 years

Posted in: Swedish wolves

Tags: Swedish wolf hunt, gray wolf/canis lupus, trophy hunting wolves

Published in: on January 2, 2010 at 11:51 pm  Comments (6)  
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Interior Department’s decision imperils wolves, Endangered Species Act

By Jamie Rappaport Clark
Friday, January 1, 2010

Note:  This is a good editorial from Defenders but the author only mentions wolves killed in the hunts.  The author states there are 1350 wolves remaining from a population of 1650.  The figure is really 1136 and declining.  Another 81 wolves are left to be killed in Idaho and Wildlife Services is gunning for wolves in 6 different packs in Montana.  

More then 500 wolves are dead in the Northern Rockies, 214 killed in the combined hunts and 300 wolves lost to Wildlife Services, poachers, ranchers and natural mortality.  Wildlife Services is as big a threat to the gray wolf as the hunts.  We can’t forget that and should include it any discussion concerning the slaughter of America’s wolves.

Posted in: Wolf Warriors, wolf recovery, gray wolf/canislupus

Tags: wolf recovery, stand up for wolves

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