Carina Lintula
Carina Lintula

During the week-end several wolves has been illegally killed in Perho in Finland. Investigation is on and new information is going to be released at 15.00 o’clock today (22.1.13).

Carina Lintula
Carina Lintula
  • Carina Lintula

From a pack of five , three has been illegally killed. More information will be given today at 15:00

Bellinger-Kuusisalo Deb
Bellinger-Kuusisalo Deb
  • Carina Lintula

Carina Lintula Please let me know, I love these animals (well all animals) but this is just wrong!!

Candace D'Andrea
Candace D'Andrea

Responsible ranchers know the benefit of wolves in our eco system, I have a large ranch where coyotes & wolves keep the wild hog population down, when you remove the wolves you have a bigger problem with wild hogs who breed three time a year and destroy your pasture for horses and cattle.

Marat Hajji Devlet-Kildé

Savages.

Anders Carlsson
Anders Carlsson
  • Marat Hajji Devlet-Kildé

You are stupid!

Donald French
Donald French

i love wolfs and we need to save them

Lisa Hogan
Lisa Hogan

Humans are the most inhumane, and most ignorant, salvagely losers that have no control mentally and take it out on Gods creations. There inhumane actions will be in front of God, Satan is waiting for these unrightious ass holes, rot in hell, fuckers!!!

Michael Hällzon
Michael Hällzon
  • Lisa Hogan

You took the words out of my mouth. Well said.

Pat Flatt Sr.
Pat Flatt Sr.

Save the wolves I am a wolf lover chante sa = Red Heart

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.

Michael Jennings-Jones
Michael Jennings-Jones

The reindeer isn't novelty meat in Finland, in fact it's eaten quite a lot. On top of that, the Sámi haven't got much land for their reindeer herding as it is because of losing land to urbanisation by the Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian peoples, just as they have been for the last thousand years. I think you should make your argument less one sided, and consider the fact that the Sámi have a livelihood and a whole culture to uphold, rather than belittling them as only being their to 'put...

The reindeer isn't novelty meat in Finland, in fact it's eaten quite a lot. On top of that, the Sámi haven't got much land for their reindeer herding as it is because of losing land to urbanisation by the Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian peoples, just as they have been for the last thousand years. I think you should make your argument less one sided, and consider the fact that the Sámi have a livelihood and a whole culture to uphold, rather than belittling them as only being their to 'put novelty meat onto your plate'. Think native Americans on their reserves, and you've got a close analogy. Also, reindeer migrate, so fences would only have limited use. The issue's more complicated than you're making out. I'm not sure whether I can sign this petition or not: I'd suggest rather than boycotting reindeer products, other methods of control could be used, such as stunning wolves and transporting them away.

Anders Carlsson
Anders Carlsson
  • Michael Jennings-Jones

Stunning does not help unfortunately. If transported away to other areas, even far away, they tend to return to what they consider their home territory. We have several examples of it in Sweden. This is not an easy question with easy solutions and therefore people who often have very little or no experience or knowledge in the subject should not sign a petition that calls for boycott of a peoples livelihood. There must be other ways of trying to improve the situation for the wolves...

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.

Nina Davies
Nina Davies

For goodness sake! just how many reindeer can 160 wolves kill? and just how often do they attempt to take large prey?

Helinä Sirpa Tughan
Helinä Sirpa Tughan
  • Nina Davies

All those 160 are not in Lapland; there are Wolves also in the South. And they can also kill dogs if the dogs are chasing reindeers!

Thisis Bovinefeces
Thisis Bovinefeces
  • Nina Davies

Helinä Sirpa Tughan if the dogs are chasing reindeer, i fully understand if the dog gets shot. it isn't on the herder, either, it's on the dog's owner for not controlling the dog, not training the dog properly, and for allowing it to run at large. it's the same thing over here - were i a sheep farmer or a cattle rancher and some dog is menacing the stock i rely on to keep food on my table, i'm sorry, but dog's gotta go. mind you, i'd try other methods first but then, i like dogs and i'm a...

Helinä Sirpa Tughan if the dogs are chasing reindeer, i fully understand if the dog gets shot. it isn't on the herder, either, it's on the dog's owner for not controlling the dog, not training the dog properly, and for allowing it to run at large. it's the same thing over here - were i a sheep farmer or a cattle rancher and some dog is menacing the stock i rely on to keep food on my table, i'm sorry, but dog's gotta go. mind you, i'd try other methods first but then, i like dogs and i'm a tolerant kind of person - but if the dog's not stopping or if it's actually attacking (isntead of just being a barking nuisance), then it's history.

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