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Campaign to stop Norway's political plan of killing all their wolves

 Norway has always had an image as a broadminded, liberal and green nation. However Norway's current political class does not live up to this idyllic image. Norway just recently met with the Swedish government during which Norway expressed their desire to lay claim to some of the wolves which live on the border between the two nations.

Wolves in Norway are very popular with the public. Surveys suggest that close to 80% of the public (both urban and rural areas) want to keep them at current or higher numbers. But the political party does not support or agree with this. And their meeting with the Swedish government upon taking a closer look, fully represented their agenda against the wolves.

If Norway can classify the wolves on the Swedish border as Norwegian, even though most of them are from Sweden, it can go ahead with the extermination of wolves elsewhere in the country. It can claim that, due to the newly nationalized border population, it is still meeting its international obligations to maintain the species.

There are currently just 25 wolves in the country and the hunting quota for this winter is 12. A wolf population of these low numbers will eventually die out due to inbreeding. But the agenda behind the Norwegian plan to designate the Swedish border wolves as Norwegian would allow them to speed up the extermination of the wolves currently living in Norway. This is because the politicians can then argue that the animals in the wolf zone no longer need to be protected due to a greater number of wolves designated as Norwegian.

The real reason behind wanting to exterminate all the wolves is because the Norwegian Centre party currently holds the environment brief in the ruling coalition and they actively depend on the votes of sheep farmers and hunters. Every year around 2 million sheep are released into forests and mountains of Norway unattended by shepherd or dogs. Around 1,500 of them are estimated to be killed by wolves. Although the farmers are richly compensated for these killings, they would rather not have to deal with the wolves at all.

Norway and Sweden did not reach an agreement at their meeting because the Swedes want more time to further look into and discuss the issues at hand. Please take a minute sign and share the petition below to stop the Norwegians from exterminating all their wolves.



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Responses to "Norway's Plans to Kill Wolves Reveals Lack of Environmental Values"

  1. Norwegian wolves - Swedish wolves? They don't care - they're just wolves and part of nature. Let them live in peace!

  2. Noel Dannaher says:

    This is such a tragedy! I wish someone could save those wolves and take them to a safe place where they could multiply and have a chance to survive. I have never understood people who think nothing of destroying life because it is in their way or inconvenient for them! Where is our humanity and love of nature? My heart is very saddened by this.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Petition said 2005??

  4. Show awareness and intelligence, as only Norway (and Sweden) have. Wolves are not a problem, and killing them is never a solution! My ancestral blood is from your countries...don't make me come over there, angry!

  5. Anonymous says:

    How arogant are we as a species, to assume we have the right to eliminate any other. Shame on all of us.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am Norwegian, and I thinkg it's horrible what Norway is doing to the wolves! Thanks so much for letting the world know what's happening here. The people wants to save and keep the wolves, the animals have just as much right to live as we do

  7. No killing of wolves! They have as much rights as human beings to live their way. If killing wolves or whatever animal is the only way to survive for human beings it wil be the end of a natural way of living. Norway is big enough to move up a little bit, is'nt it?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Why oh why are we still visiting death upon the beautiful creatures in our world.

  9. yiota says:

    what a shame...

  10. Anonymous says:

    The wolves were here long before man, let then live in peace, they are not doing anything wrong. If you want to kill something kill the humans as we are the most evil species on this rock we call earth.

    BH

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for suppoerting this cause!

  12. All anamials should be left in peace to live their lives,even us.

  13. Anonymous says:

    This goes to show That the Norwegian's are stupid and ignorant

  14. Anonymous says:

    I honor and appreciate all those who honor and treasure the animals of our planet. May you all be blessed....

  15. Anonymous says:

    In Estonia we have too much wolves.Great to see our wolves re okey.

  16. no doubt, they MUST stay...................

  17. This is horrible. Wolves are beautiful creatures. Do not release your sheep into the wild and expect them to be fine! The wolves were there before humans. There is no reason to kill them off! If you kill off the wolves you might as well kill off more species in your country as well. Without wolves to keep populations in check animals normally hunted by the wolves will explode and die of hunger and inbreeding.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I cannot belive that.It's really ???Norway??? No way!! What a shame!!!
    BLESS THE BEASTS AND THE CHILDRENS !

  19. Anonymous says:

    Is there any country left in this world where the government is not so crooked that they do anything for the almighty powerful vote? The Creator Mother Earth for all creatures to live with one another, not for the "human" to rule over any other species, deciding who lives and who dies!

    ChiefRuth

  20. Anonymous says:

    Live and Let Live they are part of society Do Not Let People Destroy these beautiful animals .

    My comment come to you from a little country village in the heart of Billericay Essex England . All wild life deserves a chance to live happily in their own enviroment . ( in some cases in a wild life park or well established zoo to prevent them becoming extinct )
    no matter what part of the world they from please spare a thought and help PROTECT THEM . Merry Christmas

  21. let them live in peace we are destroying nature because of our selfish ways leave nature alone we are the bullies in the kingdom for destroying beautiful animals xx

  22. Anonymous says:

    Leave these Animals in peace. Humans do more damage to everything possible. Civilization? phifitt.. Animal Freedom....

  23. Anonymous says:

    You take that back! It is our political peopple thar are stupid! Not norwegians! If you stod in front of me right now you would be as good as dead!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Too many animals have been killed to extinction by fools. God gave us these beautiful creatures, it is not our place to wipe them out. I hope this gets stopped.

  25. Anonymous says:

    It's a very stupid and short sighted decision by a government globally respected for their fairness. All a bit wierd and shocking really.
    Maire

  26. Anonymous says:

    i'm not surprised at the decisions of any govt or people these days...the main problem is the apathy and the complacency that has overwhelmed the world...PEOPLE NEED TO STAND UP AGAINST THESE TYRANTS AND THEIR FOOLISH ACTIONS

  27. Anonymous says:

    Stop the killing of any living thing.....

  28. Anonymous says:

    I am an ancestral Dane, not Norwegian or Swedish, but still I ask you, don't do this, there is no excuse for the extermination of wolves.

  29. Harold Causey says:

    Please leave them be ! Why must you destroy the life of what should be ?

  30. Anonymous says:

    they need to leave the wolves alone. God made them and they shouldnt be extinct. Plus if they are endangered then its against the law to exterminate them i am against this.

  31. Alan M. Brady says:

    Why on earth would you want to kill something that is part of the wildlife in Norway ?? What next ?? Let Nature BE Nature.

    Alan M. Brady

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