Dolly’s revenge, European Commission proposes to drop wolves’ protection status

From Euractiv:

The proposal is not a complete surprise, given it arrives in the wake of the now infamous death of Ursula von der Leyen’s beloved pony ‘Dolly’ who died from a wolf attack in 2022.

It would seem that everyone agrees, that the apex predator has its place in the European ecosystem, but in the run-up to the European elections, is the wolf debate bait to get the farmer’s vote?

“Using the wolf as a kind of political pawn, in order to play the game of securing votes – the wolf is truly the victim in this, ” Dr Joanna Swabe, senior director of public affairs for Humane Society International/Europe (HSI).


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