Thursday, 26 April 2012

WWF President number 2 – Let's kill more wolves because we want to kill the elk

WWF beginning to look careless - 1 president/king hunter could be a mistake - 2 looks very careless - How many more are there?
April 2012. WWF has many presidents, but some of their choices are beginning to look questionable. Although, as an organisation they do not oppose all hunting, or even trophy hunting, (UK WWF president Prince Charles and ex-President Prince Phillip are known for their love of shooting), WWF Sweden do strongly oppose hunting wolves in Sweden. However their president, King Gustaf, wants to "cull the wolf population". 

Wolves kill elk - But King Gustaf wants to kill the elk so he wants to get rid of wolves
And why does he want to do that? Because every year the good king runs an elk hunt in Sweden, along with his son Prince Carl Philip. Despite the fact that some 100,000 elk are shot every autumn in Sweden out of an estimated population of 3-400,000, King Gustaf believes that the presence of 200 wolves might spoil his annual hunt, so has been advocating the culling of as many wolves as possible. Yet to hunt the elk, he himself uses hunting dogs.
Hunting with dogs
According to the Swedish Royal Court, in 2011, "On Wednesday 2 November, The King and Prince Carl Philip took part in the traditional royal elk hunt in Halleberg and Hunneberg.

The hunt was a so-called free-ranging dog hunt, and two elks were caught during the day. Three hunting teams took part, with three huntsmen, a hunt leader and two dog handlers in each team
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