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Swedish government defends wolf hunt in face of lawsuit

[large thumbnail url=”swedish-government-defends-wolf-hunt-in-face-of-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”swedish-government-defends-wolf-hunt-in-face-of-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] Stockholm – Licensed wolf hunting is necessary to secure public support for a viable wolf population in Sweden, Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren on Monday said in response to European Commission criticism of the practice earlier this year.

Controlled hunting was ‘necessary to secure acceptance’ for wolves among farmers, hunters, reindeer herders and others in rural areas, Carlgren said, adding that the number of wolf attacks on livestock trebled between 2007 and 2009.

Read the entire article on monstersandcritics.com: Swedish government defends licensed wolf hunt

These pro wolf-hunt arguments from the Swedish Government are in hopes of avoiding potential litigation being brought against them by the European Commission. If the commission is not convinced by the arguments of the Swedish government then they may bring a lawsuit.

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