The extermination of predators

The article discusses the Hunting Law of 1845, which provided the groundwork for the campaign for the extermination of bears, wolves, lynx, wolverine, golden eagles, sea-eagles, goshawks and eagle-owls. It discusses the background to the law, its justification and goals, and throws light upon explanatory connections between the campaign’s consequences and the deadlocked and complex nature of today’s policy concerning predators.