Dutch MEP supports EU effort to reduce protection for wolves

From DutchNews.NL in the Netherlands:

Dutch MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen has come out in support of a resolution by the European parliament’s agricultural committee calling for measures to control wolves by ‘scaling down’ their protected status’, the AD reports. Ruissen, a member of the fundamentalist Protestant party SGP, said wolves, which now number over 20,000 in Europe, are causing problems for sheep farms and agriculture in some regions. ‘It’s ok to want to protect a species but why would they need to be protected in all member states? In the Netherlands we simply don’t have the space, perhaps only for a few wolves in the Veluwe national park,’ he told the paper.

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