The Norwegian government has approved controversial plans to cull the majority of wolves in the country. Norway is home to an estimated 68 wolves and the plans call for 47 of them to be shot.
Environmental groups and campaigners are up in arms over the plans, which have been welcomed by hunters and farmers who claim the wolves decimate their (generally unprotected) flocks of sheep.
The planned cull includes shooting wolves in areas designated as wolf habitat and includes wolves in areas which haven’t suffered any livestock predation.
There is no news yet as to whether any legal action to attempt to prevent the cull will take place.
Source: The Guardian