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From EUReporter.co:

European citizens support protection for wolves, and the majority oppose the killing of wolves in any circumstances. This is the main outcome of an opinion poll among adults across six EU countries commissioned by Eurogroup for Animals. It’s time for politicians to listen to the voice of their electors and ensure that the species continues to be strictly protected.

Conducted by​Savanta ComRes in six EU member states – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Finland the survey aimed to better understand public perceptions and attitudes towards wolf protection across Europe.

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From The Olive Press in Spain:

A town hall in the Basque Country has authorised the hunting of an Iberian wolf, which they believe is responsible for attacks on livestock in the Gibijo mountains.

A petition was started from local farmers in Alava in order to exterminate the carnivore which was responsible for killing their animals.

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From EuroWeeklyNews.com:

A WAVE of rejoice is resonating across Spain as the country has made its first step to punish those who illegally hunt protected wolves.

In a landmark case for Spain, the Criminal Court of Ávila has begun the trial against two men who are accused of killing Iberian wolves in Tornadizos de Ávila, a species which is safeguarded under Spanish laws.

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From The Telegraph in the UK:

Police in northern Spain launched an investigation after a dead wolf’s head and tail were left in a public swimming pool in a protest by farmers over attacks by wolves on their livestock.

The Guardia Civil’s wildlife protection unit is trying to find out who dumped the grisly remains at an open-air pool in the village of Infiesto, in the Picos de Europa mountain range of eastern Asturias.

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From express.co.uk:

Conservationists have condemned an unidentified poacher who hunted and killed a endangered wolf in Spain. The man slaughtered the Iberian wolf, one of only a few thousand in the wild, and posed with the carcass in a photograph which has since attracted viral outrage.

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