We are many, many, who are feeling a desperation and powerlessness that can not be described. We are repeatedly overruled and ignored by the authorities who claime to manage and protect our wolves.
Authorities who have not developed any uniform standards or guidelines, but just do as the loudest voices scream. And unfortunately there's only one thing they want: "SHOOT WOLF"
People with pastures, sheep farmers, and hunters with free-running dogs have for years been lobbying and screaming and now, finally, got what they want. They got license hunting on a fragile and brittle little wolf population - against all scientific evidence, common sense and against the Habitats Directive. Because the Government and the authorities have chosen to listen to them. They are allowed to shoot to get acceptance.
But what about our acceptance? Why doesn’t it count? Why should we have to look at the destruction of our wolves? Why must we meet all the hate and all the attacks that these haters are doing to us? They map us, they mock us, and they hang us out for the slightest statement in their own wolf hater’s magazines. Is this acceptance?
We have now, through the wolf named Kynna, clearly realized that valuable genes do not matter and that it doesn’t make any difference whether preventive measures have been taken or not. All the talk about letting precious wolves spread to new areas were just empty words. Nothing more.
The Swedish EPA’s recent report on culling of wolves shows that the authorities will do anything to listen to the loudest shouting lobby, and that they now want to get to a new candid license hunting, where preventive shooting of wolves in advance shall be allowed. They even want to allow deleting of complete wolf territories, with all its members.
How are we ever going to get a healthy and viable wolf population in Sweden? How could the acceptance of wolves occur in real life?
Our only hope is action from you, fellows of the European Union. Please help us!
Friends of the Swedish Wolf