“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.
Grey seals, porpoises, eels, catfish, basking sharks, pikes, european perch, zanders.
Golden eagles, swans, geese, partridges, pheasants, common wood pigeons, warblers, eiders, chaffinches, robins.
Brown bears, wolverines, wolves, lynxes, beavers, elks, boars, bats.
Grass snakes, mosquitoes, wasps, bees, sand lizards, adders.
There are some abandoned dogs and cats, especially during the holidays when their owners spend vacations in other places.
There are stray dogs and cats in rural areas. Horseback riding in the countryside meadows and the beaches is a popular activity among tourists.
Hunters must pay an annual hunting conservation fee and possess hunting permit. Animals commonly hunted are moose/elks, deer, beavers, hares, bears, lynxes and many species of birds such as grouses, eiders, partridges, pheasants, woodpigeons, crows, etc. Hunting season varies depending on the species. The protected animal species are enumerated in the Swedish Species Protection Ordinance (2007:845). Among which includes mammal, reptile, amphibian and insect species.
Animal fights are illegal.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it is unfortunately still happens in most countries.