Don’t Hunt Critically Endangered Wolf Species

Target: Jonas Gahr Støre, Parliament Minority Leader of Norway

Goal: Don’t pass amendment that would allow a majority of endangered wolves to be killed.

Norway’s government is considering an amendment that would allow “recreational and cultural” killings of endangered wolves. There is no quota on the amount that can be killed, seemingly allowing the species to be hunted until it is nonexistent.

There are only nine packs of the animal in Norway. Sixty-five wolves live in the country, with another 25 in nearby Sweden. Law allows animals that are considered to be a “nuisance” to be killed. However, wolves do not seem to cause too many problems as they account for only eight percent of yearly sheep deaths in the country.

This is not the first time the wolves have been threatened. In the 1990s, only 10 wolves remained in all of Scandinavia. Since then, their numbers have multiplied. However, they are still endangered and if not protected may see their numbers decline again. Sign the petition and demand that the amendment not be passed.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Støre,

I am deeply troubled by the Norwegian government’s impending law that will allow the already small population of endangered wolves to be hunted to extinction. Surely there are larger problems in Norway than its wolf population.

There are only 65 wolves that make their habitat there. Only eight percent of more than 20,000 sheep deaths per year are caused by wolves. They are not a nuisance and not a menace, but an endangered species attempting to survive as industrialization and development encroaches on their dwindling habitat. I ask that you not give hunters the right to eliminate this animal.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Taral Jansen

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10 Comments

  1. Leave these animals alone!! Do NOT allow sadistic sociopaths to hunt them!!

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    hunting proves to not work!

  3. What’s wrong with these Norwegian lawmakers? Don’t they know anything about endangered species? Are they so consumed with bloodlust that they have to advocate the killing of every last wolf? Are they being bribed by the hunters? Or what?
    For the endangered wolves’ sake, these lawmakers should be removed from their positions.

    • As a norwegian I can tell you that it has more to do with farmers and sheep. The Norwegian farmers let their sheep out by them self in nature where they stay all summer and so yeah sometimes (not often) the wolves take a sheep and eat it.The farmers don’t loose any money since they get full and in fact better paid for the loss of slaughter money That is the basis of this fight in Norway. And then ofc the hunters complain about the wolves eating their (HA) moose so the hunters and the people owning the forests are loosing money.But the law came because of the farmers.

  4. NORWAY LEAVE THE GREAT WOLVES ALONE . WE NEED THEM ON EARTH.

  5. Please leave these beautiful animals alone… you cannot wipe out this species because of some people losing sheep. You are afterall in their territory.

  6. Stop this now

  7. What is wrong with so many supposedly non-backward nations MURDERING WOLVES FOR SPORT!!! I can only assume they lack even a single brain cell!! How about we hunt your worthless hides instead of the magnificent wolf? Would you like that, you subhuman vermin?!!

  8. Useless people! Hope they will meet the same fate!

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