BREAKING: Romania Bans Trophy Hunting Of All Brown Bears, Wolves, Lynx & Wild Cats
By Margot Ryan –
October 6, 2016
Romania has just banned trophy hunting of all brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats!
This was a surprise decision from the country and gives Europe’s largest population of large carnivores a reprieve from its most severe and immediate threat which is hunting.
Since Romania’s accession into the European Union in 2007, the amount of large carnivores being shot for sport had been growing year after year. In 2016, Romania’s largest hunting quota to date allowed hunters to shoot 550 bears, 600 wolves and 500 big cats over 12 months.
Hunting has grown in Romania over the last decade to be a multimillion-euro industry with hunters from around the world who pay up to €10,000 (£8,800) to be able to claim a ‘trophy’.
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