Norwegian authorities have turned down a request from a local research organization that wanted to hunt deer with bows and arrows. The organization, Norsk Hjortesenter, wanted to study the effect of bows and arrows as a means of killing deer.
The research, however, “would subject the animals to pain,” reported Mattilsynet, the state agency in charge of food safety and animal welfare. The agency said that the results of the research could not justify the suffering the deer would likely endure.
“We don’t see that there are any major reasons to reinstate such hunting in Norway,” Baard Birkeland of Mattilsynet told news bureau NTB.