CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL IKEA BOYCOTTAS MADPRIEST DECLARES WAR ON SWEDEN

Yes, I know, and I'm sorry. But I have gone and got us involved in another all out war situation. It's not Canada this time - it's Sweden.

However, I am sure that all of you (with the possible exception of Grandmère "Raw Meat" Mimi and a couple of other suvurners) will, once you have read the following report, be quick to join me on the next ferry out of Newcastle Upon Tyne, heading for Stockholm.

From THE LOCAL (Sweden):

An entire pack of wolves has been liquidated at a Swedish wildlife park after escaping from their sanctuary. The incident occurred just days after a controversial nationwide hunt to cull wolves. The animals had managed to tear down a fence enclosing their sanctuary and were roaming around freely in Skåne Wildlife Park during visiting hours. The public was evacuated, and the entire pack was shot. It was unclear how many wolves were in the pack.

The shootings happened only days after Sweden’s first nationwide wolf cull in 45 years came to an end. An estimated 12,000 hunters were granted permits to pursue 27 wolves described by the Swedish Government as “genetically degraded” because of inbreeding. The hunt was heavily criticized by animal rights activists and local officials.

Skåne Wildlife Park near the south Swedish town of Hörby is the world’s largest of its type, with more than 800 wild and domesticated Nordic animals representing around 80 species. The park attracts more than 200,000 visitors annually.

COMMENT: They get 200000 visitors a year? Well, they could have afforded to lose a few of them without the beauty of creation being seriously lessened, couldn't they? The wolf pack, on the other hand, will not be so easily replaced. In fact, they should not be replaced. In stead, the people responsible for the poor upkeep of the park that led to this unnecessary canine masacre should be locked up in the empty enclosure to be stared at by snotty nosed, Swedish children for the rest of their lives (once the fence is repaired, that is).

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CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL IKEA BOYCOTTAS MADPRIEST DECLARES WAR ON SWEDEN — 21 Comments

  1. An “alluring call” as opposed to the sound of a cat being strangled? Oh, very clever. That means you will never be going into battle.

  2. Why are we heading on the ferry to Sweden, what’s the plan? … Are we just going to lock up the park people, are we going to shout rude words at the 12,000 hunters with licences to kill, or are we taking on the entire population of the country in a sort of all-out war situation?

  3. It’s an all out war situation. But I have a cunning plan. Sweden has a very high suicide rate, especially at this time of year. So we’re going to persuade them that life isn’t worth living, one by one. If I can get Renz to come along with us, that shouldn’t be too difficult.

  4. When I saw the headline I immediately thought that Mrs. MP had bought a few furniture items from Ikea that MP was expected to assemble. The ensuing frustration had lead to the war declaration on behalf of the entire commonwealth’s enraged knock-down furniture assemblers.

  5. The absolute sadness of it, as the naturalist who reintroduced wolves into the Yellowstone could have told the Swedes, is that the pack would have probably stayed as far away from humans as was possible. Far from being the aggressive monsters we have be brought up to believe they are from all of the Brothers Grim and other fairy tales, they are, in fact, quite shy creatures who stay within their pack. We spent a week tent camping in the Yellowstone this summer and could hear one of the packs, but try as we did, never caught even a glimpse. Never did we feel threatened sharing their space. This Swedish pack could probably have been lured back into their enclosure with food. At the very least, they should have been shot with tranquilizer darts–not bullets. How ignorant; how tragic.

  6. When I saw the headline I immediately thought that Mrs. MP had bought a few furniture items from Ikea that MP was expected to assemble. The ensuing frustration had lead to the war declaration on behalf of the entire commonwealth’s enraged knock-down furniture assemblers.

    Sounds more than reasonable to me.

  7. I was planning to go to Ikea tomorrow. The shop opened in my area last year and I had heard all sorts of good stuff about them them and now . . .