Stop Illegal Hunters From Sending Wolves to Second Extinction

Target: Lea Wermelin, Minister of the Environment for Denmark

Goal: Stop illegal killing of endangered wolf populations by angry hunters.

Denmark’s seemingly extinct wolf populations experienced a resurgence when a migrating wolf pack entered the nation a few years ago. The pack was bolstered by European Union protections that have helped these animals grow their populations in several lowland European countries. Tragically, however, once they enter Denmark these wolves’ average life spans shorten to just two years. Illegal killings by humans are to blame.

Of the initial wolf pack that first ventured onto Danish lands from Germany, only one-third remain alive today. Nearly half disappeared. Across the country, 48 percent of wolves are believed to have perished. This average is ten times higher than the mortality rate for wolves in neighboring countries. While no definitive cause has been identified for this trend, researchers theorize that hunters routinely target the predators because they view them as competition for prey like deer. In other words, these hunters may be willfully endangering an already endangered species and violating the law so that they may continue killing other animals unhindered.

Sign the petition below to demand Denmark more strictly enforce protections meant to safeguard living beings at risk of annihilation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Wermelin,

In Denmark, predators have seemingly become the prey of law-breakers who flaunt authority. Denmark went for nearly two centuries without a single sighting of one of nature’s most majestic and beautiful creatures: the wolf. Protections granted by the European Union gave these beautiful animals a new chance at life.

Now, just a few short years later, the wolf could once again disappear from Danish lands…this time for good. Hunters are the suspected culprits for a decline that has rapidly ravaged nearly half of Denmark’s fledgling wolf population. Hunters who fancy themselves “sportsmen” should not mind a little competition for prey. The wolves do not have the benefit of guns or fancy traps, and they should not be punished for satisfying their natural hunger instincts—as opposed to killing to put a trophy on one’s wall.

Any individual or group who deliberately kills a wolf is knowingly violating the law. Please create stronger systems to identify these criminals and punish them accordingly.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Vincent MA Janssen


41 Comments

  1. Basta de maltrato animal

  2. Science has shown how valuable wolves are to the eco system of the land. Without them grazers will ruin the land and water by over grazing. Nature has a way of ealing with keeping all things in order thus preserving both land and water. Illegal hunting and ignorance is going to make the species extinct. The wolf, bear, beaver, mountain lion are all on this earth for a reason and it is not for their heads to be hung on a wall. What we allow others to do to nature will have us witness the end of nature itself. Fools will be the only ones left on earth possibly deservingly so. We reap what we sow.

  3. R A De Prima says:

    Because We Care about All Living Beings and how we treat Them

  4. LEAVE THESE INNOCENT ANIMALS ALONE!!!!!

    HUNT THE HUNTERS!!!!!

  5. Lea Wermelin, Minister of the Environment for Denmark

    Stop illegal killing of endangered wolf populations by angry hunters.
    All the vile and evil Hunters must be hunted down and tortured to death.Kill the vile and evil monster bastards from hell. Death to them all.

    The vile and evil human species are the destroyers of our planet and the torturers and murderers of our precious Wildlife and all innocent animals.

    No precious and innocent animals or wildlife are safe from the vile and evil animal torturing murdering lowlife human species, especially the lowlife animal torturing murdering Hunters.

  6. The trophy murderers need to be hunted down in order to save our wildlife.

  7. Isn’t it bad enough that Denmark where found keeping stoats or similar in similar conditions as Wet Markets and during the time Covid began to grip the World. And now, you have the killing of indigenous animals, and being hunted. What is wrong with you?!

  8. Stop this horrific cruelity!

  9. LEAVE THESE WOLVES ALONE!!!!! STOP THIS CRUELTY!!!

  10. Wolves are keystone animals.
    Not long ago a Danish friend was boasting that they do not have stray street dogs and very few cats in Denmark. A very hollow boast when I read things like this and about the Faroe islands dolphin slaughter.

  11. Agree all comments stop now this cruelty , people who allow this and do this should be executed. What’s wrong with these cruel fucken people and laws .

  12. DO IT TO YOURSELVES AND LEAVE ANIMAL ALONE!!!

  13. Shame on you Denmark… it’s time to stand up for animals. ALL animals. They deserve protection and you are failing on this.

  14. Basta ya de maltrato animal….El castigo justo para estos asesinos: que los cacen a ellos del mismo modo que cazan a los pobres e inocentes animalitos !!!!!

  15. Maria Bertrand says:

    Lea Wermelin, Minister of the Environment for Denmark

    What gives you the right. PLEASE STOP THESE MASSACRES!!!!!!

    I HOPE ALL THE HUNTERS BECOME THE HUNTEES.

    YOVU ARE ALL SAVAGES AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH….

  16. Stephanie Geyser says:

    How can such a tiny little country like Denmark not be able to control what goes on within its borders? Or perhaps the government is complicit in the wolf killings?

    Hvordan kan sådan et lillebitte land som Danmark ikke være i stand til at kontrollere, hvad der foregår inden for dets grænser? Eller måske er regeringen medskyldig i ulvedrabene?

  17. STOP KILLING WOLVES AND ALL OTHER ANIMALS IMMEDIATELY!!! ALL these HUNTERS SHOULD BE HUNTED DOWN & KILLED!!!!

  18. The mentality that hunters share is the lowest common denominator. For the book, I expect that they’re causing so much suffering to the environment, they should be incarcerated for lengthily (20-25 years) for every life they snuff out. Rounding them up and performing a hunt in reverse is a great idea.

  19. The only good hunter is a dead hunter. Hunt the hunters!

  20. Sharon Hopkins says:

    Denmark is complicit in the slaughter of pilot whales in the Faroes. The Danish navy acts as look-out for passing pods and alerts the Faroese who then slaughter these wonderful creatures on an industrial scale. There used to be demonstrations outside the Danish embassy in London years ago about this, I know because I was there.

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