the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD) to facilitate the shooting of wolves. Your goal should be an appropriate Amendment to the nature conservation act, Schulze said the “Bild am Sonntag”.

“If wolves overcome multiple protection fences, or people to come close to you, you may shoot. I want to make a “Lex Wolf” of course.” A Wolf may be shot, therefore, in the future, when he “caused serious damages to agriculture”. So far, the speech that was seen by the courts only in the case of a threat to the existence of “substantial damage,” the report says.

“So that I can do for the sheep farmers legal clarity and make it clear that hobby shepherd can be compensated,” said Schulze. The clarification should be made as soon as possible. “It is only the consent of the CDU,” says Schulze is missing.

wolves are protected by strict in Germany, so far there have been only a few shooting permits for conspicuous animals. In the past few weeks, multiple new attacks on farm animals were known. The Minister for the environment in lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein free gifts, recently a Wolf to launch.

The damage to the balance sheet to the competent documentation centre of the Federal government (DBBW) according to the number of the cracks was in the year 2017, with 472 cases documented by almost 66 percent higher than in the previous year. The number of people killed, injured or missing animals – mostly sheep – was estimated to be 1667, almost 55 percent more than in 2016. In the monitoring year 2017/18 the DBBW were-according to data on 73 pack, 30 wolf couples and a few single wolves in Germany demonstrated. Most of the wolves live at the moment, in Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and lower Saxony.

dpa