Swedish political party pledges War On Wolves
Midlands footballers worried by anti-lupine pogrom plan
A new political party has launched on a single issue platform: all wolves must die. At least within the borders of Sweden.
Swedish hammer of the wolves, Gunilla Gronvall, has shrugged off accusations of disingenuity to dub her new grouping the Nature Democrats.
Gronvall insisted her movement didn't have a problem with wolves per se.
"We want a zero-tolerance policy in populated areas of the countryside, let's put it that way. But to say that we want to shoot all wolves would be be brutal," she told local news outlets.
Party head, Marcus Werjefeldt added, "We just don't want them in Sweden."
He added, "It can't be news that there are people who don't want wolves."
While the formation of the party might have created panic in the West Midlands, it transpires the Nature Democrats are targeting an even smaller and more marginalised population - the country's wild wolves
Sweden banned the hunting of wolves in 1960, according to Treehugger.com, but replaced the ban with a quota system last year. There are apparently 237 wolves at large in the snowy country.
But this is far too many for Gronvall and her followers, and only complete eradication will make them feel safe in their beds.
Sweden has a track record of forming single issue parties that spawn look-alike parties overseas - witness the success of the Pirate Party. So look out for Australia to form an anti-dingo party, and anti-wolf and coyote movements in the US. Here in the UK we have the fox issue covered by the Conservative party. ®
Wow, I can totally see how that many wolves could pose a threat in the vast snowy expanses of Sweden.
One woman is not a party. Nor a mandate.
It's merely because of the handful of confirmed reports of wolf attacks on humans in the Fennoscadian area in a *two hundred* year period were on women :p
There have been no recorded wolf attacks on humans in that region since the 1900s, and some of the recorded ones in regions such as Russia appear to be utter nonsense - a wolf carried a 17 year old girl *by the throat* over a four-foot fence? P*ss off. A Ridgeback couldn't do that.
Well, it appears that wolves are the new threat in Sweden, after Larsson's poor grasp of maths.
Why can't the leave them alone? They have every right to be out there as anything else, humans included.
These people seem to fixate on the occasional wolf/fox/dog incident and conveniently ignore the death and injury due to cars (and other human activity) which FAR outnumber them.
And if anyone says "but if it saves one child" then I hope they get their car & driving licence taken away for life, as that will do more good.