Cattle killed farmer and his son

A 78-year-old farmer and his 52-year-old son who were moving their free-grazing livestock from one area to another Sunday evening are believed to have been attacked and killed by their own cattle. Police technicians were still trying to piece together what happened on Tuesday. The ox involved were killed on Monday. “They would have been […]

Farmers seek help to care for animals

UPDATED: Shamed Norwegian farmers and the huge meat producer and market regulator they collectively own, Nortura, now admit that far too many animals are suffering under terrible conditions in barns around the country. They’re asking for more unannounced inspections of farms raising pork by Norway’s food safety authority Mattilsynet. “It’s important for us to have […]

Horrific conditions at more pork farms

Animal rights activists have once again revealed what’s now being called “systematic failure and animal abuse” at a wide range of Norwegian pork farms. Promises from Norwegian meat producers that their animals are well-tended have not been kept, according to shocking photos and video taken at 26 farms in eight Norwegian counties and 46 municipalities. […]

Wolves’ fate up to the Supreme Court

Norway’s Supreme Court started hearing the state’s appeal of a rare victory for those trying to save the country’s allegedly protected wolf population from the rifles of those who feel threatened by them. Some say the court decision may change Norway’s predator policies forever, or usher in more laws against them. Ranchers, forest owners and […]

Farmer indicted for neglecting his sheep

A farmer in Målselv, Northern Norway, has been indicted and faces a court trial on several counts of violating animal welfare laws. It’s the latest case of neglect within Norway’s agriculture industry, which otherwise claims to have among the best-tended livestock in the world. Not so, given several recent cases of a neglect and abuse among […]

No plans to exterminate minks

Norway’s Parliament has already decided to phase out its fur farming industry, so its mink population has been in decline. That’s made it easier to control, claims Agriculture Minister Olaug Bollestad, who claims Norway won’t follow Denmark in killing off minks because of Corona infection fears. Denmark’s decision to destroy all minks, because of infection […]

Half the wolf population under threat

Wildlife commissions in four regions of southeastern Norway sided with ranchers and landowners on Thursday in calling for a wolf hunt aimed at wiping out five wolf packs now living in wolf zones where they’re supposed to be protected. That’s twice as many as the commissions’ professional secretariat advised. The commissions for the regions of […]

DNT posts moose hunt warnings

Norway’s annual moose hunt seems to be taking priority over many Norwegians’ right to the great outdoors. Even the national trekking association DNT was warning Norwegians on Friday against hiking in areas where the moose hunt was getting underway, just as the annual autumn holiday weeks were, too. “Don’t go hiking in areas where there’s […]

Police find 80 dead sheep in Troms

In what appears to be a new case of animal neglect, police in Northern Norway found 80 dead sheep on a farm in Midt-Troms. Another 11 had to be killed to alleviate their own suffering. Police were reluctant to release details of the animal tragedy, but Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that they were investigating apparent […]

Polar bear attacks man on Svalbard

UPDATED: Both a man from the Netherlands and a polar bear that attacked him during the night in a populated area of Svalbard were confirmed dead on Friday. The shocking attack occurred at a campground near Svalbard’s airport in Longyearbyen, and therefore inside an area generally considered to be safe. Officials on Svalbard were thus […]