Federal states that are particularly affected want to make it possible to shoot wolves more quickly at the start of the 2024 grazing season with uniform state ordinances. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Environment Minister Till Backhaus (SPD) announced corresponding talks in Münster on Friday. The countries in question are Schleswig-Holstein, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Lower Saxony.
The federal and state environment ministers had agreed at a two-day meeting that wolves that have climbed over protective fences and killed livestock could be killed more quickly. It remained unclear how many animals this could affect per year. Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke (Greens) said that it would be dubious to give a figure at this stage.
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