After five attacks 58 dead sheep took the provincial government decisions on preventive hunting of one of the wolves in Sjundareviret. But fårägarna has not taken sufficient measures to stop the wolves, says Swedish Society for Predators who have filed an appeal.
The attacks have been ongoing since midsummer and the dead sheep belonging 57 pieces same sheep owner.
- It was no easy decision. After a lot of balance, we concluded that five attacks 58 dead sheep in seven weeks, combined with that they have demonstrated an increasingly oskyggt behavior towards people and buildings, allows culling is the best solution, says Göran Åström, Environmental Officer at the County Administrative Board.
For example, installed Provincial Office night pens where the wolves can not get in, but when they came to the farm after the third attack had not been in the sheep pens because of the significant risk of the Lambs.
Another aspect that Swedish predators Association has pointed out in the appeal is that there are indications that the wolf couple have puppies. In culling decision is that only an adult wolves may be postponed, first cock, and it must not be done if the wolf is in the company of puppies. Jan Berg Tribe believes that it can strike hard against the puppies to lose a parent.
The decision was taken at lunchtime on Friday and on Monday had several individuals and organizations Wolf Association Sweden and the Swedish Society for Predators filed appeal. Inter alia, that
fårägarna has not taken sufficient measures to keep wolves away.
- Protection hunt is a short-term measure, but in the long term, predator protection fence put up here. We've had a lot of meetings and e-mail contact during the summer and there are various details and Law on the whole that has been complicated, says Göran Åström.