A special and controversial method.
In some parts of the Netherlands you can shoot wolves paintballs (paintball) in an attempt to make them less tame, authorities said.
There is a fear that wolves are becoming so indifferent to humans that they might become serious danger.
The Arnhem provincial government’s decision comes after a video posted on social media showed a wolf walking with a family in the region’s Hoge Veluwe National Park.
The authorities decided so paintballs are the best method so the park rangers can see which ones are hit by the shocks.
With this measure, wolves are expected to stay at least 30 meters away from people.
A provincial spokesman said DutchNews that one of the wolves in particular seemed to be looking for people.
Organization for environmental protection Fauna protection accused park employees of feeding wolves because, if they become too tame, they can be classified as “problem animals” and euthanized.
DutchNews reported that the park’s owner, Seger Emmanuel Baron van Voorst tot Voorst, denies the allegations.
However, he previously said that wolves have no place in the Netherlands.
According to a report published in June, there are about 20 adult wolves living in the country.
Announcement of the local self-government does not mean that anyone With a paintball gun you can go to the park and start shooting wolves.
The start date of the measure to be implemented by authorized persons has not yet been announced.
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