More than 11,500 Norwegians have registered for licences to hunt wolves despite there only being around 30 animals left in the country.

 This year, wolves have emerged as the favourite target for hunters, with 11,571 registering to kill just 16 animals – a ratio of 723 to one.

Second on the list is the Norwegian brown bear, with 10,930 registered licence holders seeking to kill 18 of the species this season, which runs from October 1 to March 31.

Some 10,820 Norwegians have also applied to hunt down 141 wolverines, according to the country's register, it was reported by The Guardian.

But it's thought the numbers of some species, particularly wolves, are kept low due to illegal hunting, said wolf expert Petter Wabakken, who believes there are only around 30 left in the wild.

The Progress Party – the junior party in Norway's right-wing government – said it has no objection to the complete eradication of wolves.

Responses to "Norway wants to eradicate all wolves from their country despite only 30 are left."

  1. Unknown says:

    Shameful. Have some respect for nature and other creatures. We are supposed to be the stewards of the Earth, not the tyrants. Protect other creatures, not destroy them. It's disgusting.

  2. Unknown says:

    How completely horrible. Governments of the world are so corrupt. On the other hand how do you govern people that do not care for their land or their animals.

  3. Unknown says:

    May your country be overtaken with a plague that kills all the humans!

  4. Anonymous says:

    If this is true it is very sad and ignorant to say the least...but your story tells me next to nothing. Did you try to contact someone from the government to give their reasons?

  5. Call yourselves a civilized country??....Shame on you.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Shameful, I thought of Norwegians to be strong good people, but if this is what they do in their spare time they will be looked on as cowards and destroyers of nature, scum of the world

  7. Our government are only listening to sheep farmers who let their sheep go unwatched for most of the year. We are trying to get this slaughter stopped, but our government wants All our predator animals gone.Bears, wolf, lynx, wolverines. Even Eagles are threatened by our insane government!

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is disgusting !! Don't they know their ecosystem is going to be ruined . Stupid people , they better read up on it before it's to late !!!

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