Dozens of wolves to be shot in ‘tragic’ Swedish cull

Conservationists say the population is already lower than other European countries such as Italy

Samuel Webb
Tuesday 03 January 2023 16:00 GMT
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A total of 75 wolves will be killed – out of a population of 460 – in a controversial cull by Swedish hunters.

The Swedish Hunters’ Association says the cull, which has already claimed 10 of the animals, is necessary to control the predator population.

But conservationists say the population in Sweden is already lower than other European countries such as Italy, which has an estimated 3,000 wolves. Several conservation and green organisations have appealed the hunting decision, but to no avail.

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