SAVE THE FENNOSCANDIC WOLVES
GIVE WOLVES A CHANCE
Chasing a pregnant female and her mate with a helicopter and killing them is not only wrong. It is morally wrong, especially seen in the light that these wolves have not done anything but cross an invisible line into a ‘no go’ zone for wolves.
Even worse is the fact that they have up to the time of being slaughtered from the sky not preyed on one reindeer owned by Sami in Idre even though they have been in the ‘calving’ area for some time.
The hunt was conducted as a ‘precautionary measure’ but we believe that it is in contrary to the stipulations of the Habitats Directive: The wolf is listed in the Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (OJ L 206 , p ...7)) and its Annex 4a Animals and flora of Community interest requiring strict protection.
According to Article 12 of the species - and the Habitats Directive, this species (the wolf) is protected. In 12 a) it shows that one does not intentionally capture or kill these specimens in the wild, no matter how this is done. In 12 b) it shows that it is prohibited to deliberately disturb these species, particularly during breeding, rearing, hibernation and migration.
The rule recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency to the county administrative boards is to determine at any time whether a decision on hunting meets the conditions for protection or hunting license as specified in § 23 a and 23 c § hunting regulation.
That is, the exemptions under the Habitats Directive.
The EU Commission has in terms of the wolf emphasized that exceptions can apply to just the individuals who caused injury or loss.
These criteria have not been fulfilled. We believe that a minority group which; although they are an indigenous people have too much influence of the wolf’s natural historic territories in Sweden.
They require a total zero tolerance philosophy of its occurrence. Because of the Swedish wolf's geographic position and its small genetic base with little potential for natural migration of healthy animals, it should be in the minority’s(Sami) common law not to infringe on the Swedish fauna.
In addition, the State’s large contribution to the reindeer-owning Sami to reimburse any losses by predators like the wolf to continue their business should be taken into account before killing orders are issued.
We believe that wolf’s presence in the northern regions should be considered with more care and attention to the animal and that killing should not be considered a first priority. Wolves are the natural heritage of all Swedes and of Europe. The problem is that the Sami nation clame that about 49% of Sweden is reindeer country and they dont want any wolves there.
WOLF ARMY SWEDEN