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EU reprimands Sweden over wolf hunt plan

The EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik included the criticism in a letter to Sweden’s Environment Minister Lean Ek

“I am incredibly angry,” Ek told the TT news agency.

“We have tried to find a balance between keeping the wolves in Sweden and the frustration that people who live in areas with wolves feel.”

Ek claims that Brussels only sees one side of the issue.

“The Commission only thinks about the preservation aspect.”

Ek was hoping to resume a licenced wolf hunt this year after a one-year break.

Sweden has argued its 2010 decision to reinstate a licenced wolf hunt after a several decade-long hiatus was an attempt to weed out unhealthy wolves from the population, which is small enough to be at risk of inbreeding…

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