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Jul 05

Opinion Poll. Should Sweden authorize a licensed seal hunt?

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has asked the government to authorize a seal hunt to limit a growing seal population along the Swedish coasts that they claim is damaging the fishing industry.

But Mikael Karlsson, from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, is against the proposal.  “We’ve waited until the population is big and strong before trying to authorize a hunt that lacks motives”, Karlsson says.

He says the fishing industry does more damage to the fish population than seals do.

A current wildlife control hunt in place for seals allows for the hunting of up to a few hundred every year.

It is still unclear how many seals would be hunted in any eventual licensed hunt.

Sweden Seal Hunt

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  • Opinion poll. Should #Sweden authorise a #sealhunt?

In light of the current EU ban on seal products, we are interested to know your opinion.  Please vote in our poll below.

Should you wish to contact the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to voice your concerns, you can do so via their CONTACT PAGE.