Norway plans to kill two-thirds of its wolf population

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BYLINE: Patrick Jones

There's a bit of a stand-off going on between environmentalists and the government in Norway.

It has to do with a controversial decision made by officials to allow for two thirds of the country's endangered wolf population to be culled.

The largest slaughter since 1911, this would leave the endangered wolf population with only about 21 to 22 wolves.

Now it's easy for those who aren't directly affected by these wolves to say that this is crazy, but the government believes this will help farmers who are losing their sheep to the wolf predators.

However, animal rights activists believe that limiting the country to only 22 wolves could make it too difficult for the population to sustain itself.

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