The Superior Court of Justice of Asturias has rejected the resource of replacement interposed by the Party Animal rights Against Animal Abuse (PACMA), which was the adoption of precautionary measures of suspension of the second Management Plan of the Wolf. The court’s order, to which no appeal, it also condemns PACMA to pay the costs of the proceedings.
This new resource of PACMA was contested by the Government of Asturias and the Foundation Artemisan, which is claimed in the case as codemandada in collaboration with the Federation of Asturian Hunting.
This Plan of Management, approved by the Decree 23/2015, of 25 march, establishing quotas of extraction estimated from the population data collected, the evolution of the number of damage, the degree of conflict, as well as the number of existing dams, and was established in a total of 45 copies for this year, the same as that for 2015-2016.
The new writ, to which no appeal, sentence PACMA to pay the litigation costs
However, PACMA, which considers the quota excess, requested the immediate interruption of catches of this species in the Principality, a fact that becomes to reject the supreme court of Asturias dismissing the motion for reconsideration on the adoption of precautionary measures of suspension of the control of wolves.
In addition, the supreme court justifies its decision, emphatically state: “it Is beyond doubt that the proliferation of predators is harmful both to the general interest of conservation of the environment, as the third party owners of livestock that are harmed by the damage caused by the wolves.”
The resource of replacement interposed by the PACMA was contested by the Principality of Asturias and the Foundation Artemisan
Foundation Artemisan, an institution that promotes the research and the communication of the game and works to meet the challenges of the sector hunting in Spain, shows once more the necessity of raising to the society a message about the correct management that is occurring in this species in different regions of spain and the requirement that their performances reflect the traditional activities, such as livestock.
For Artemisan the scientific data confirm that the different management plans are leading to an increase of the copies of wolf in Spain, the opposite of the message that other organizations are moving with the object of deceiving a society far removed from the reality of the rural world. Finally, Artemisan remember the excellent health of this species in our country, given that Spain is the second european region with the highest density of wolf, with more than 2,500 copies.