Tuesday 12 December 2017 | 21

Decree wolves: a travesty of democracy?

The draft decree fixing the number of wolves whose slaughter is authorized for the 2017-2018 season has been submitted to "public participation". Despite explicit opposition from a large majority of French people, the decree came into force. One Voice is indignant and denounces this travesty of democracy.

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98% of the 6,407 comments received in one month oppose the decree

Some do so briefly and to the point, such as "No to slaughter" or "Stop the slaughter". Most contributors, on the other hand, express more complex ideas, imbued with disappointment. Thus, the pressure of the agricultural lobbies on the government is often evoked, as well as the status of the wolf, the competition from New Zealand, overgrazing or the uselessness of shooting.

Others are surprised that all orders of this kind are adopted systematically, without regard for public opinion, as if the decision had already been taken. They speak of a sham democracy.

The position of the Minister of Ecology denounced

Almost everyone is sorry that Nicolas Hulot was able to sign such cruel orders! Note that the defenders of the wolves are the only ones to propose constructive solutions and to open themselves to the dialogue with the shepherds, some of whom share their opinion. Most often, in the opposite camp, we are content to claim a world where "the place of the wolves would be in a circus" as recently said by ex-student from the French school of politics.

So? A mockery of democracy?

Once again, the respect that a majority of French people have for the wolf, his intelligence and his beauty, is coldly trampled underfoot in high places.

By delivering this animal to the revenge of the farmers and giving the hunters a predator that is precious to the balance of ecological, the government spares itself the trouble of reinventing a sector in crisis for many other reasons other than 300 wolves. The wolf is a protected species. He has become a real scapegoat. Slaughter will not solve any problem, it is only a political measure to appease the anger of a minority.

One Voice denounces this travesty of democracy and calls for a national referendum on the wolf issue.

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Comments 21

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Catherine | Friday 21 September 2018

Je demande instamment à ce que les loups soient protégés, pas abattus !!!!!!!!!!!!

folette | Friday 15 December 2017

quand je pense que ces eleveurs font semblant de pleurer
devant les cameras lorsqu'une de leur brebie est egorgée par un loup mais , au final où vont les brebies en fin de saison estivale ?? pour la plupart à l'abattoir , egorgées par des humains !!! ce sont des hypocrites qui n'aiment ni leurs moutons ni les loups et qui sont pour la plupart des chasseurs...là où je vis un proprietaire laisse en montagne 10 000 moutons , sans aucune surveillance , beaucoup sautent des falaises ou se font tuer par des chiens mais ça , personne n'en parle.les loups valent 1000 fois ces humains tueurs...et la France est dans une totale illegalité avec ces abattages interdits par la Communauté europeene, et nous payons des amendes faramineuses et mr Hulot trouve cela normal ?? gouvernement de demagogues ....

myriam | Friday 15 December 2017

le témoignagne de Gargouille07 est révélateur ...laissez les loups tranquilles

marie-josé | Thursday 14 December 2017

que nous ont fait les animaux, qu'on leur veuille autant de mal, ils ne font pas la moitié des horreurs que l'homme dans son immense bêtise et cruauté leur fait subir, Monsieur Hulot comme d'autres dans ce gouvernement ont la mémoire courte honte à eux !