- Lars Peder BrekkMinister of Agriculture and Food
- TV2Norway Television
- Bård Vegar SolhjellMinister of Environment
- Jens StoltenbergPrime Minister
Save the Brown Bear in Norway
The Parliament in Norway agree on new predators settlement
Parliamentary groups of the Labour Party, Progress Party, Conservatives, Christian Democrats, the Socialist Left Party, Centre Party and the Liberals signed on 16 June 2011 an agreement on the management of lynx, wolverine, wolf and bear.
The agreement on changes in the management of large predators was considered as a representative suggested Friday the 17th June. It was unanimously adopted. There is given green light from the government. Anybody can just bluff and say their dogs were in danger. The same can sheep farmers.
To kill a bear has no consequent at all.
They are going to kill more than 30 male bears. Two has already lost their lives.
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A poem of Karen Lyons Kalmenson
spirit of the bear
i am the spirit of the bear
and i am in such prolonged,
some humans out there
think we bears are here
to dance in the circus
to be baited and tormented
or our parts used for medicine
by those humans, demented
we belong to the forests,
to the mountains and streams
this is supposed to be our reality
not just in our dreams
- Minister of Agriculture and Food
Lars Peder Brekk
- Norway Television
- Minister of Environment
Bård Vegar Solhjell
- Prime Minister
It is with great sadness I have learned that two bears have been shot and you are going to kill more than 30 male bears. There is given green light from the government. Anybody can just bluff and say their dogs were in danger. To kill a bear has no consequent at all. All parties agreed in this statement.
It’s a disgrace for one of the world’s richest countries not protect their precious and native predators.
Norway is a big country 385,252 km2 with only 4,932,400 inhabitants and there are no place for your native predators.
Sheep farmers blame predators for thousands of sheep suffering and death each year. It is sheep farmers responsibility to put up secure fencing against predators. It was proved already in 2010 that farmers easily can secure their animals.
Please read Aftenposten from July 10, 2010
Bears are SPECIES OF COMMUNITY INTEREST IN NEED OF STRICT PROTECTION and therefore we ask you to change your agreement and instead protect your predators.
Animal lovers across the world are aware of Norway's shooting of bears, wolves, lynx and Wolverines.
If not predator policy changed from eradication to conservation in Norway it can leads to boycott of your country in both trade and tourism.
As Mahatma Gandhi said: " The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated".
Thank you for taking your time to read this letter.
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