Men accused of poaching wolves in Norway
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
April 20, 2015
Six men will go to court in what is called a "landmark case that has gripped the country." The men are accused of illegally killing wolves in Europe's smallest wolf population. They have pled not guilty to charges of illegal hunting, firearms offenses, and organized crime.
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UPDATE: Five of the six men were found guilty, with all sentenced to various terms in jail. The ringleader was sentenced to one year and eight months in jail, while the others were ordered to serve between six months and a year. All the men denied the charges, and four of the men have appealed the ruling.