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Five Norwegian Wolf Hunters Sentenced To Jail

posted Jun 27, 2015, 5:28 PM by chloe owens

4/22/15, by Wendy Lemeric, IB Times

Five Norwegian Wolf Hunters Sentenced To Jail

…The sentence given on Tuesday at the South Oesterdal District Court was the first case ever prosecuted in Norway, where wolf populations are in decline…Nordahl, the main defendant, was given a sentence of one year and eight months in prison, while the remaining four were sentenced to jail between six months and one year.  There was a sixth defendant who was not charged…As said by an internationally acclaimed wolf expert, Petter Wabakken, the research on wolf populations showed that the decline in Norway was due to poachers.  “This is disturbing, especially considering that we have the smallest wolf population in Europe,”…