Anders Carlsson
Anders Carlsson

This is a very stupid petition and founded on deep ignorance! Try to change the availability to giving killing wolf licenses would be better. And the suggestion to build barriers for the reindeers are so way out from reality it could come. Reindeers are going free and their areas of movement are enourmous! There are plenty of them and they are not threatened in any way. Reindeer meat, furs, horns and handicrafts items made from the latter are a very important source of income, for some the...

This is a very stupid petition and founded on deep ignorance! Try to change the availability to giving killing wolf licenses would be better. And the suggestion to build barriers for the reindeers are so way out from reality it could come. Reindeers are going free and their areas of movement are enourmous! There are plenty of them and they are not threatened in any way. Reindeer meat, furs, horns and handicrafts items made from the latter are a very important source of income, for some the only, for the Sami ancestors of the aboriginals in the Scandinavian countries Norway, Sweden, and Denmark and also in Russia. This is a good but discouraging example of when people without insight, experience of nature or even theoretical knowledge start a world wide petition. Unfortunately there's a lot of people out there who will fall for this because of lack of knowledge or being to lazy to check up facts before they sign... :-(

Karen Hooy
Karen Hooy
  • Anders Carlsson

So there are plenty of wolves? How many? We need facts, not anecdotal opinions. Last I heard, there has yet to be an "official" wolf count. We all know there are indeed plenty of reindeer and plenty of humans - but plenty of wolves - show us some numbers.

Arja Tappola
Arja Tappola
  • Karen Hooy

Hey, Karen. As of now, there are 0-5 wolves in whole Lapland, and those 5 are from russian flocks, not any flocks in Finlands side. They are killed as soon as sighted. And mostly poached.

Arja Tappola
Arja Tappola
  • Anders Carlsson

Anders, looks like you are not so well informed. As of yesterday, according to the news, norwegian reindeer are dying of hunger and coming over to Finland to graze, and too bad, but we have same problem here, too many reindeer, no food because of overgrazing and size of the herds and no natural enemies (predators) to cull the herds and keep them healthy and herds in manageable size.And actually they are thinking of building new fences along the borders to keep the reindeer separated....

Anders, looks like you are not so well informed. As of yesterday, according to the news, norwegian reindeer are dying of hunger and coming over to Finland to graze, and too bad, but we have same problem here, too many reindeer, no food because of overgrazing and size of the herds and no natural enemies (predators) to cull the herds and keep them healthy and herds in manageable size.And actually they are thinking of building new fences along the borders to keep the reindeer separated. Reindeer herding area in Finland is 36 % of the country, and they kill every wolf, wolverine, lynx and bear there because the feed on reindeer, they think that its better for the animal to die of hunger. So that is the so called free roaming, the animals are weak and sick, need hay that is brought from southern finland, tons of it..that meats environmental footprint is horrible. Not to speak about the threat it forms for other animals, like predators.

Debra Warrens
Debra Warrens

I am another animal rights advocate with a PASSION for WOLVES. WOLVES is one of the many CAUSES I work on. WE must FRIEND each other, NETWORK together in all WOLF GROUPS! WE must UNITE in the FIGHT to SAVE and PROTECT all WOLF SPECIES WORLD WIDE! This has to be a GLOBAL effort on all levels to save these majestic animals on our planet. Because there are HUNTERS, TRAPPERS, and RANCHERS every where that want to their their land from them and just have pure HATRED for them! MAN is the TOP...

I am another animal rights advocate with a PASSION for WOLVES. WOLVES is one of the many CAUSES I work on. WE must FRIEND each other, NETWORK together in all WOLF GROUPS! WE must UNITE in the FIGHT to SAVE and PROTECT all WOLF SPECIES WORLD WIDE! This has to be a GLOBAL effort on all levels to save these majestic animals on our planet. Because there are HUNTERS, TRAPPERS, and RANCHERS every where that want to their their land from them and just have pure HATRED for them! MAN is the TOP PREDATOR in the forest now, WE must out smart him in so many ways, first by EDUCATING the youngest children in preschool on up about WOLVES and their ENVIRONMENT. Next, we must teach the RANCHERS that they DO have other OPTIONS to SAVE and PROTECT their LIVESTOCK such as GUARD DOGS, DONKEYS and LLAMAS. WE CAN DO THIS! WE NEED TO PUT WOLVES BACK ONTO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LISTS IN EVERY COUNTRY!

Diane Sergiacomi
Diane Sergiacomi

THE BALANCE OF NATURE IS THEIRS TO LIVE IN NOT FOR US KILLING THEM!

Mary Reid
Mary Reid

Although I feel for the reindeer herders, losing their animals must be difficult, they must realise that they need to live in harmony with the natural world and predation by wolves however much they dislike this is a part of that. A balance needs to be struck by the Finnish government to prevent damage to the environment by excessive numbers of reindeer and to ensure the survival of wolves which play a very vital part in the ecosystem of this region.

Evelyn Ball
Evelyn Ball

Andy is right. Humans are a disgusting and ignorant species. No respect for other animals. All we do is use and abuse. I hope we pay the price sooner than later because most of us deserve extinction. The arrogance to think we can do whatever the hell we want to other animals.

Phil Krash Tebbetts
Phil Krash Tebbetts

me n a bunch of friends were planning a trip to finland this year... well now that ive saw n read this the trip is off... they just lost at least 50,000 american dollars due to this... n who knows how much money in the future.... now its my goal to deter as many people as possible from going there... these poor wolves do not deserve this... man should love all animals....

Thisis Bovinefeces
Thisis Bovinefeces
  • Phil Krash Tebbetts

oh, bullshit. if this was enough to deter your friends from going to finland, then they better not plan on going to virtually every other country in the world.

i believe there are some nice uninhabited islands in the outer hebrides.

have fun.

Caroline Cece
Caroline Cece

Barbaric Sods. Nothing Humane about this. Disgusted at mankind.

Monica Ayuga Perez
Monica Ayuga Perez

Debemos proteger a todos los animales de este planeta, y presionar a los Gobiernos lo que haga falta sin descanso para que no continúen las masacres de los maravillosos animales que embellecen la Tierra.

Susanne Maria Dörfler

This goes for Norway and Sweden as well... just horrible. And the Sami seriously insist they live with mother nature... have never seen natural helicopters or reindeer naturally so overpopulated that thousands of them starve to death each year... BLEAH!

Salome Saar
Salome Saar

People, please! You don't know the origin of the pictures - are they even from Lapland? And what about the reindeerkeepers, the only indigenious people in the EU? Should they just stop protecting their reindeers because of some cute wolves? Wolves are predators and there's enough of them in Russia. Seriously. Many reindeerkeepers have already stopped their traditional living, which has gone on for centuries, because of wolves from Russia that kill all their reindeers. This isn't a black and...

People, please! You don't know the origin of the pictures - are they even from Lapland? And what about the reindeerkeepers, the only indigenious people in the EU? Should they just stop protecting their reindeers because of some cute wolves? Wolves are predators and there's enough of them in Russia. Seriously. Many reindeerkeepers have already stopped their traditional living, which has gone on for centuries, because of wolves from Russia that kill all their reindeers. This isn't a black and white questions, so don't make the people in Lapland to some sort of demons. That's childish. And please do buy reindeer meat - it's the most ecological meat in the whole world. Read before you come here and leave your comments.

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