Norway: Walrus Freya is slaughtered; experts claimed that she suffered from stress

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Norway: Walrus Freya is slaughtered;  experts claimed that she suffered from stress
In Norway, the walrus Freya, who was 5 years old, was sacrificed. Photo: Getty/Illustrative

Whom barely Last Friday we informed you that Norway studied the possibility of sacrificing the walrus freya; this Sunday, we tell you that in this country the sacrifice of this sea ​​animal.

Why was the walrus Freya slaughtered in Norway?

Much debated and speculated on Norway on walrus freyapart of the decision states that “the decision to cull her was made on the basis of a global assessment of the threat she posed to human security“, said the head of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, Frank Bakke-Jensen, in a statement.

The authorities in Norway They had announced a few days ago the possibility of sacrificing this femaleof 600 kilosafter her pleas for people to stop coming to see her, proved useless.

While the Norwegian environmental party called for the walrus freyasome experts would have advised, among other ideas, to sedate her to take her away from populated areas.

What do walruses eat?

The walrusesa protected species, feed mainly on invertebrates such as mollusks, prawns, crabs and little fishes. They tend to live normally in more northerly latitudes, in the Arctic.

But the walrus freya(named after a goddess of love and beauty from Norse mythology), was first seen in the fjord of the capital of Norway on July 17, and since then, it had become an attraction for the curious.

Between two long naps (these animals can sleep up to 20 hours a day), she was filmed hunting birds and sleeping on top of boats sinking under her weight.

Was the walrus Freya in poor health?

The Directorate of Fisheries explained that the Health of the walrus freyaaged five, had deteriorated greatly, and some experts also claimed that he was suffering from stress. But several experts affirm that the decision to sacrifice her does not respond to well-being, “It is quite shocking. It was a situation to show consideration for wild animals. We could have tried issuing fines. We would have seen the masses of people quickly disappear”, Siri Martinsen, a spokeswoman for the association for the protection of animals NOAH, said on TV2 television.

Are walruses a danger to women and men?

According to authoritiesthese animals they are not one threat for the humans, but they can attack if they feel in danger. Despite the warnings, the curious bathed next to the walrus freyaor they came, sometimes with minors, to take Photos.

“It is infinitely sad that they have chosen to sacrifice such a beautiful animal, just because we have not behaved well with it.”

Rune Aae, biologist