From The Times in the UK:
The Spanish government has made an extraordinary mistake by banning wolf hunting, politicians in the north of the country said. They vowed to fight the new law and warned that wolves would swarm through villages.
Until last week wolves could be hunted north of the Duero river in the autonomous communities of Castile and León, Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria, where 95 per cent of Iberian wolves are concentrated. There are between 2,000 and 2,500 wolves in Spain. Wolf hunting is now a crime punishable with up to two years’ imprisonment.