Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wolves again

Today, you can read in Swedish newspapers that the wolves shot in the licensed hunt have been autopsied and that there are no signs of malformations caused by in-breed so far. And the explanation of why the government approved of the call for hunt from the hunting organisations, is that it was the best way to decrease the number of malformed wolves, the weak ones, like being the natural selection itself. But during the hunt there were no such selection done, or even possible to do. Of course, the most serious consequence of in-breed is that the clutches gets smaller. Instead of five puppies they now only get three to four puppies. But this isn’t helped by the licensed hunting. Against this only transplantation will help. I shall be interested to follow how this will proceed.


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