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Promises to increase hunting of predatory animals in Norway

Promises to increase hunting of predatory animals in Norway

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Now the Norwegian government wants to fulfill its previous promises to reduce the number of predators.

The wolf, the loon, the bear and the wolverine will be returned to Norway. This is what was promised by Finance Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vidom, who believes that this is the only way to warm up rural industries and at the same time reduce the level of conflict in society.

Trygve Slagsvold Vidom is the Norwegian Minister of Finance and leader of the Center Party. In an interview with Daily newspaper He states that now is the time to fulfill the commitments made by the government regarding large predators.

'More conflicts'

– When a wolf pack becomes too large, there will be more conflicts with people with dogs, companies, and food producers. He told the newspaper that wolves are sometimes close to other animals.

Trygve Slagsvold Vedum does not provide any figures regarding how extensive the predator's hunting range was. But he criticizes the previous government's handling of the issue, and the process by which the wolf was re-emerged after it completely disappeared in the 1970s.

It aroused great anger

– In the 1970s, the wolf completely disappeared and we brought it back. With hunting, the level of conflict decreases. What sparked so much anger last time, he says, was that conservation interests prevailed over local residents.