Swedish Wolves Slaughtered At Skane Wildlife Park

Hysteria reigned in Horby, Sweden when several captured wolves from a pack, rumored to have as many as twelve members, escaped their enclosure at the Skane Wildlife Park.  The wolves tore down their fence. The wildlife park was evacuated, even though officials admitted there was never any danger.  The entire wolf pack was killed, including pups of the year.

Killing an entire pack of captive wolves for escaping their enclosure is an unbelievably bad decision!!  Why couldn’t they have just rounded them up?  What is going on in Sweden?  Why wouldn’t they have darted them with tranquilizers and put them back in their pen?  This is outrageous!!

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Wolves liquidated after Swedish zoo escape

Published: 10 Jan 10 12:32 CET

http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=24302#comment492173

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Escaped pack of wolves killed in Sweden

Jan. 10, 2010 at 1:05 PM

HORBY, Sweden, Jan. 10 (UPI) — A spokesman for a wildlife park near Horby, Sweden, said a pack of wolves was shot and killed after escaping from their sanctuary.
A Skane Wildlife Park spokesman said the wolves managed to tear down a sanctuary fence and escape, creating a dangerous situation during park visiting hours, the Swedish news agency TT reported Sunday.

The spokesman said while members of the public were never at risk, the park was evacuated as a precaution.

Foreman Johan Lindstrom voiced displeasure at having to kill the escaped wolves, but maintained the decision was likely the right thing to do given the situation.

“This was unbelievably tragic and stressful,” Lindstrom said. “We think we dealt with this in the right way.”

The exact number of wolves killed in the recent incident was not released. The Skane Wildlife Park contains more than 800 animals representing nearly 80 different species, TT reported.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/International/2010/01/10/Escaped-pack-of-wolves-killed-in-Sweden/UPI-62211263146752/

Posted in: Wolf Wars, howling for justice

Tags: Swedish wolves, captive wolves, wolves in the crossfire

Published: 10 Jan 10 12:32 CET

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Wolves Howling Methow Valley, Washington

Listen to the Lookout Pack in Washington’s Methow Valley.  It’s music to my ears. 

“We listened for a voice crying in the wilderness. And we heard the jubilation of wolves!” -Durwood L. Allen

“When Conservation Northwest Executive Director, Mitch Friedman, his children, and nephew joined state and federal biologists to check in on the Lookout Pack, Washington’s first pack in over 70 years, they were treated to quite a chorus!”

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Here’s The First Litter of Lookout Pack Pups Caught On Remote Camera  August 12, 2008 (unfortunately only one survived)

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But all was not lost.  What you are hearing in the first video is their second litter born in 2009!! AND the discovery of a second wolf pack in Pend Oreille County.

Lookout Pack has new litter; wolves confirmed in Pend Oreille County

By Joyce Campbell, Methow Valley News
July 15, 2009
 
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Lookout Pack observed moving about its territory

By Joyce Campbell, Methow Valley News

January 1, 2010

http://methowvalleynews.com/story.php?id=540

Posted in: Washington wolves, wolf recovery, biodiversity

Tags: wolf howls, Lookout Pack, gray wolf/canis lupus, wolf recovery

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