Kirjoitin hiljattain artikkelin Suomen ”susiongelmasta” (linkki). Nykyisen tilanteen kutsuminen ongelmaksi on lievästi sanottuna vähättelyä. Susivihaajien ja eläintensuojelijoiden välillä käydään suoranaista sotaa. Tilanne on erittäin kärjistynyt sekä räjähdysaltis – jopa niin räjähdysaltis, että jopa omienkin joukkojen sisällä esiintyy uhkailua. On esimerkkitapauksia, joissa militantimmat eläintensuojelijat ovat uhkailleet maltillisempia suojelijoita.

Mutta miten tähän tilanteeseen päädyttiin?

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I recently wrote an article about the "wolf-problem" in Finland (see here). Calling the current situation a "problem" is meanwhile a vast understatement. There is an outright war going on between wolf-haters and animal protection people. The situation has excessively escalated and is extremely volatile - so volatile that threats are being made, even within the own ranks, e.g. there have been cases where militant animal protection activists have actually threatened more moderate animal protection people...

But how did it come to that?

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Since earliest childhood, I am fascinated by wolves. I have read pretty much every German and English book, study and article about wolves and - of course - watched pretty much every documentary about them too. At younger age, I also had the privilege to meet wolves in research stations and sanctuaries up close.

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