Danish farmers want new plan as wolves breed

From The Local in Denmark:

The chairperson of Denmark’s agriculture council says farmers should be allowed to hunt wolves, with the animal breeding much faster than expected.

Wolf litters are now so large that they are posing a serious threat to Danish farmers, domesticated animals and recreational use of the Danish countryside, reports news agency Ritzau.

Wolves only returned to Denmark as recently as 2012, migrating north from Germany. The animal is last known to have had habitats in the Scandinavian country in the 19th century.

Now Martin Merrild, chairperson with the Danish Agricultural and Food Council (Landbrug & Fødevarer) has called for the existing wolf management plan from 2014 to be updated.

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