We asked three experts from the fields of Human Dimensions, Wildlife Research and Moral Philosophy to share their perspectives with us on a particular case study:
“After a emotional debate pitting environmental against farming concerns, the government decided that wolves can now be shot if they cause “serious damage” to livestock farmers.
In cases of repeated attacks against sheep flocks or cattle herds, individuals can be hunted down even if it is unclear which animal in a pack was responsible.”
We asked the experts:
- Why do people struggle so much with the return of wolves?
- Should killing of wolves in Germany be allowed/legal?
- What would be the best first step(s) to address this conflict in Germany or other countries in similar situations?
Photo credits: Jana Malin; mythos-wolf.de