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Wolf Campaigners Boycott Sheep Meat in Norway

posted Sep 18, 2018, 11:54 PM by chloe owens

8/20/2018, The Local

Wolf campaigners boycott sheep meat in Norway

Animal rights activists in Norway have begun boycotting local sheep meat in protest at a new round of licensed wolf hunts planned for this winter. More than 800 Norwegians have joined the Facebook Page Boikott konfliktkjøtt(Boycott Conflict Meat), which aims to pressure farmers to accept that the predators have a right to share Norway's outdoor spaces with their flocks…Norway's authorities ruled before the summer that up to 12 wolves could be shot outside the so-called ‘wolf zone', as well as three wolf packs inside the zone. Licences will be issued for over 25 wolves to be shot in the counties of Hedmark, Akershus and Østfold. Over 20 organizations have protested the decision, while farmers‘ organizations believe even more wolves should be shot, with the case to be heard on 22 August…“It's physically impossible to have wolves in the same area as livestock. Those of us who have been out dragging away the carcasses understand that they don't belong together.” …"I think farmers lose more from bad publicity than from wolves taking sheep,” he said. “If sheep meat appeared as the preferred sustainable meat, it would boost sales, but it will be hard when they use sheep to justify killing predators.”