After being captured a few days ago, a young and orphaned underfed Lynx was killed by swiss authorities. The orphaned Lynx was from a litter born last spring and was fed by local citizens of a residential area, to which the Lynx regularly returned. The authorities were afraid that this feeding of the Lynx would have eventually led to a risk for humans.

The authorities claimed that it had no wild animal shelter where they could have fed and rewilded the Lynx.

On September 25th another Lynx was found shot dead in Schwellbrunn in the canton of Aargau. The Lynx just like the wolf are a protected species in Switzerland and the EU.

Swiss Newsportal reporting this incident

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Max A. E. Rossberg is an avid WIlderness Advocates with extensive experience in Sustainable Tourism Strategies and Multistakeholder planning processes.

2 Comments

  1. Michael J. Amphlett on

    Sad news, and a pretty poor response from a supposedly responsible and educated country. It seems we still have an uphill journey, if this is re best excuse the Swiss authorities can come up with. Tragic.

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