Voters in Switzerland decide not to water down wolf protection


More than half of Swiss voters (51.9%) have rejected parliament’s changes to the hunting laws. The regulation of the wolf, a protected species, was at the centre of the debate.

“The result shows that the Swiss population wants to strengthen and not weaken species protection,” said Gabor von Bethlenfalvy, large carnivore specialist at WWF Switzerland, in a press release on Sunday.

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