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    Sweden Proceeds With Wolf Cull Despite Outcry

    They’re howling in protest. Animal rights activists lost their final legal appeal to halt a culling of the country’s 350-strong wolf population. A 50-year national ban on hunting lasted until 2009 as Sweden encouraged its native wolves to multiply, aiming for a population of 300 — an unpleasant development for livestock owners. The supreme court agreed that hunting season can go ahead as of Tuesday, and at least eight wolves have already been killed. A total of 22 can be shot before the hunt ends Feb. 15.

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