WWF/Sweden head wants to cull wolves

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012:

WWF/Sweden head wants to cull wolves

  STOCKHOLM— Officially opposed to hunting any of the estimated 200 wolves living in Sweden,  World Wildlife Fund/Sweden has been headed since 1988 by Swedish King Carl Gustaf–who in October 2008 urged a wolf cull.  Wolf hunting resumed in Sweden in 2011,  after a 46-year hiatus.  Twenty wolves were killed before Swedish environment minister Andreas Carlgren halted the hunt under pressure from European Union environment commissioner Janez Potocnik.
“Despite the fact that some 100,000 elk are shot every autumn in Sweden,  out of an estimated population of up to 400,000,  King Gustaf believes that the presence of wolves might spoil his annual hunt,”  charged Powell Ettinger,  editor of www.Wild-lifeExtra.org. King Gustaf hunts with his son,  Prince Carl Philip,  whom the International Union for Conservation of Nature recently honored as a “Patron of Nature.”


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