Stop the Massacre of Bears and Wolves in Slovenia

Target: Irena Majcen, Minister of the Environment

Goal: Prevent Slovenia from allowing hunters to kill 93 bears and 8 wolves this year.

The Government of Slovenia announced that it will allow hunters to kill a certain number of bears and wolves throughout the year. This includes eight wolves out of the mere 50 that currently live in Slovenia, as well as over 90 bears. Around 500 bears currently live in the forests of Slovenia.

People who live near the forests often complain about the damage done to their farm animals and crops as a result of the wolves and bears. However, killing the wolves will force packs to break up and will ultimately lead to more attacks on the livestock. This happens because wolves don’t hunt deer as effectively on their own and are then forced to pursue killing other animals to survive — as proven by research from the EU-funded SloWolf project. Last year, hunters killed 83 bears and four wolves. And in 2010, they killed 75 bears and 12 wolves.

In addition, this announcement follows the building of a barbed wire fence in Slovenia that was constructed to secure its borders from migrants. Wildlife is already in danger of being killed as a result of this fence being built. The fence on its own is inhumane and it is unnecessary to allow hunters to increase the number of deaths already occurring.

It is clear that the hunting lobby holds a large influence over the Slovenian government. With fewer than 50 wolves in their country, there is no real justification as to why these wolves need to be killed. Sign the petition below to help protect the wolves and bears from the hunters in Slovenia.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Irena Majcen,

Allowing hunters to kill off a certain number of wolves and bears that currently live in Slovenia is inhumane and unjustified. There are only 50 wolves remaining in Slovenia. You should instead be working toward keeping them safe.

The people who are complaining about their livestock being killed do not realize that killing the wolves will not solve the issue. When wolves are killed, packs are forced to split up and wolves are more likely to hunt livestock as they aren’t as capable of catching deer on their own. Allowing hunters to kill them off is not a solution. It is just cruel and inhumane.

We highly encourage you to reconsider the decision that has been made in regards to the killing of wolves and bears in your country.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Marcel Langthim

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40 Comments

  1. william thomson says:

    Harming any form of life has consequences.

    Please protect your farm animals without killing native predators.

    Rejoice in the fact you have glorious wildlife and look at those countries that have lost or are losing species through hunting or poaching. Let the animals live.

    • Thank you for that comment. I wish it could reach the heart of everyone. As humans, we are inhumane in our methods of solving problems we face with wildlife. If only I had a magic wand.

  2. BUNCH OF WORTHLESS IDIOTS, STOP THE KILLINGS!!

  3. Denise Devereux says:

    Respect and compassion for animals Great and Small.
    “The morale progress of a country can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma G

  4. Susan Fong says:

    Human beings are the most selfish and greedy species on earth. Leave the bears and wolves alone. They have as much right to live as people. Get your food from a grocery store, preferably from the vegan aisle!

    • Haha, I love your comment! I’m against hunting because it is an ego serving sport, not survival. I have to defend my position to many when they say ” but you don’t mind buying it and eating it from a store, what’s the difference?” The difference is huge and your words encouraged me that I’m not alone with it. The method of slaughter is inexcusable but since it’s there in the store there is no need for killing more, for sheer pleasure and bragging rights, carrying the excuse ” I always eat what I kill!” Lame ass excuse! Thank you again

      • I agree. There are organizations and scientific evidence and proven methods for it, but it falls on deaf ears. We are outnumbered by those that choose the barbaric methods because they have no concern for a better way. They enjoy their sport, the fun of it, and the damned law is still on their side because they outnumber us on voting ballots. I think it may change one day, but will it already be too late for some species or packs? Probably

      • Anyone that kills for the share fun of it needs to have their head examined !!!

  5. Kathy Khoshfahm says:

    Irena – Don’t you realize that the Animal Kingdom are citizens of this Earth too? They have just as much a right as we do to be on this planet and we have no right to slaughter them just because we have the capability to do so. This world is home to a diversity of different life forms and ALL LIFE should be respected. Please! Find a solution that will benefit both man and beast; killing them is not the answer…

  6. Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!
    DEMAND ALL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE IF NOT ABLE TO ACT IN A REASONABLE WAY TO START TO PAY REPARATION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!
    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be banned on an island for their whole lives – the devil should take all responsible persons away! Or not?
    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE  ALL   RESPONSIBLE   PERSONS  AWAY   –  ONCE  FOR ALL !

  7. Stop the massacre !!! Stop the massacre !!!

  8. You fucking animal murdering subhuman psychopathic monsters. The human species is the vilest of animal torturers and murderers of all the species on this planet.
    It is sickening and unforgivable the unimaginable atrocities that are committed against such precious and innocent wolves and bears by the money hungry animal torturing subhuman lowlife monsters.
    The atrocities of murdering these precious wolves and bears must not be allowed to happen and banned. These precious animals are almost extinct because of these gun happy murdering animal torturing bastards. This is when the death penalty should be made Law against all animal torturers,abusers and money hungry blood suckers Worldwide. Down with this vile and evil subhuman animal murderers. This filth should not be allowed to live on this planet and breath the air.
    Kill them all. Then the precious Wildlife will have a chance to survive without the threat of these subhuman psycho filth of the planet.

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗😠

  10. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    They sound just as corrupt as they did under the Soviets.

  11. Humans should get rid of they are the problem in the world not animals.

  12. Rubens Jean-louis says:

    STOP THIS COWARDS , THIS BASTARDS , THIS MURDERS !!
    I HOPE AND I PRAY THAT THE BURN AND ROT IN HELL !

  13. Simon Rimmer says:

    Humans must do better for ALL animals, humans need to have a good look at themselves, it is time for change. Poaching and animal abuse must become a death penalty crime, it will save animals immediately and will save humans in the future. It is time to clean up the world of the human garbage that is now filling it.

  14. PÉTITION DÉJÀ SIGNÉ & PARTAGÉ SIGNED & SHARED FRIMA ASSCINE..!

  15. What a bunch of morons! Seems their low self esteem must be fed by killing innocent “dangerous” animals!

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