Norway

Police are investigating findings of poisoned meat in wolverine

In the area of ​​Norway’s largest wolf flock, Kynnareviret, poisoned meat has been found. The police believe it will be difficult to find out who has posted it.

The poisoned meat was discovered by a hiker with dog just off Skårsjøen on the municipal border between Våler and Åsnes in Hedmark New Year’s Eve 2018. The meat was sent to investigations at Oslo University Hospital, which stated that it was soaked in coolant, NRK reports.

Near the meat was also found a moose cadaver.

– It can be difficult to find out who has posted it, but we hope for tips, says police lawyer Henning Klauseie in the Inland police district.

The meat soaked in coolant was together found six different places on the municipal border between Våler and Åsnes. The area is within the Kynnareviret, where most wolves are registered in winter. In the winter, the wolves of Rovdata have counted 14 wolves in this area.

“It is both serious environmental crime, and it is inhumane to poison animals with antifreeze, so there is also a violation of the animal welfare law,” police lawyer Klauseie says.

The fact that the predatory tribunal did not receive support from the Ministry of Climate and Environment before Christmas in taking out more than one wolf flock in the wolf zone created strong reactions.

The head of the predatory tribunal in Hedmark, Arnfinn Nergård, reacts strongly.

“It may be an expression of a feeling of powerlessness, but the ethical in the way they do it cannot be defended,” says Nergård.

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