Scandinavia and the World

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Sweden has around 400 thousand moose during summer, making t 6 10, 10:30pm

@VoidTorcher Heh. Because:

This is a huge social conflict in Sweden. There are many who think we should have far more wolves. Most of these live in cities. Some of these are very vocal. The forest industry would love more wolves and fewer moose (called älg in Sweden, not elk), because less damage to trees. On the other hand, there are the hunters, who want a huge moose population and very few wolves. They have the support of farmers and many people living in the countryside. They also have guns. No politician really dares touch this infected issue, and the hunters keep getting what they want.