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Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions

Published on Feb 22, 2014 11:27 AM

KARLSTAD, Sweden (AFP) - Farmers and hunters in Sweden are crying foul over a wolf hunt ban which they say threatens their way of life and may lead to civil disobedience.

"I think we could live with some wolves, but not as many as there are now.

They're getting too close to people," Ms Elsa Lund Magnussen told AFP at her small sheep farm and abattoir outside Karlstad in south-central Sweden.

She pointed through the driving snow to a wooded area a stone's throw from her traditional red wooden house and sheds.

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