Supplementary Appeal of cull pieces on a wolf in Sjundareviret with arendenummer : 21811-15082-2016
Wolf Association Sweden (WAS) Appeal the County Administrative Board of Stockholm County's decision regarding protective pieces of a wolf in Sjundareviret preventively.
Throughout last year, Molstabergs manor not taken any measures to protect their animals from wolf attacks but on the contrary it has been in every way opposed any offers of help with fencing and relocation of the sheep to the night pens addition, it has not agreed to take received grants from the County Board of fences to protect their animals.
“The animal owner is obliged to take preventive measures to protect themselves against damage caused by large carnivores (NFS 2008:16, General guidelines to 5 §).
- If it carries on sheep farming in areas with the presence of large carnivores (especially wolves) should enclose their animals in a way that makes it difficult for predators to enter them.
- If a domestic herd has been exposed to predation is a significant risk that it will happen again. Therefore, one should take preventative measures immediately after an attack.
- Animals shall be treated well and protected from unnecessary suffering and disease.
- Stall and other storage areas for animals and enclosures to give the animals sufficient space and protection.
These criteria have not been met and on a number of occasions sheep lying dead in the fields for several days before discovery which shows that the daily checks have been more than inadequate.
To work on the fence has started now in the spring, we see as a too late action, and we believe that if animal owners last year when offers of help with fencing and contributions to the fence at issue had started would cull today not have been current.
We also argue that hunting is illegal when the protective hunts on endangered species under the Habitats Directive should be selective and targeted against a particular malicious individual to prevent extensive damage if no satisfactory alternative exists and if the favorable conservation status of the species is not endangered.
As it is now decided it is only if stocks declining hunting which is prohibited under the Directive and in addition it is about genetically important wolves, why not just randomly can shoot the first wolf that has been in the sights and believe that the problem therefore is solved and the Habitats Directive must be only shoot a malicious individual to prevent further damage or economic loss.
To this must be added that it is likely that the wolves still now when the parents are away is about to move out of the territory to seek partners elsewhere, and with it they constitute a not insignificant contribution to the Scandinavian wolf population gene pool.
WAS can not interpret this decision other than this is about Molstabergs manor primarily want to remove wolves from the area and not primarily about protecting his sheep and that the provincial government all too easily have responded to these demands without first require animal owners nödiga take measures to protect their animals.
Date as above
Board of Directors
/gm Per Dunberg
Wolf Association Sweden
organization number: 802454-4846
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