Sunday, 21. September 2014
22. 05. 14. - 15:00
The shooting of a wolf by a farmer in Carinthia has fuelled concerns about how protected wild animals reintroduced to the area can live alongside local agriculturalists.
The wolf was shot in the Spittal an der Drau district after the animal allegedly ripped apart several sheep owned by the farmer. In response, the farmer, who is also a hunter, grabbed his shotgun and killed the animal.
Wolves are being increasingly spotted in the area after efforts to introduce them back to Europe but are viewed by some as a 'problem animal', along with the fifteen bears and several lynxes that have also recently returned to the area.
A bear in nearby Switzerland recently worried locals after it killed dozens of sheep and was seen wandering next to a motorway.
Although the wolf in Carinthia is protected in principle, the farmer according to local officials was allowed to defend his property. "From the current point of view he has committed no legal violation," said FPOe councillor Christian Ragger.
Politicians in the area are also calling for farmers whose animals are killed by these 'problem animals' to receive compensation for their losses.
Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.
Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.
Perversion of a Medical Dream
The Decline and Fall of the Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna.
Fat Can Be Used To Burn Off Weight After New Patent Unveiled
It is being hailed as a sensation after scientists at an Austrian university patented a method that transforms fat storing cells into mini factories capable of actually destroying fat by burning it off.
Three Family Members Dead In Well Tragedy
A mother has lost her husband, her pregnant daughter and her son-in-law after a tragic accident where one of them fell into a well and the other two died while trying to carry out a failed rescue.
Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt
A British soldier who tackled the frozen Austrian Alps wearing just shorts and a T-shirt has been rapped by officials after he had to be rescued from the snowy peak.
Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning – in a swimming pool.
Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.
Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.
Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed|
|Schoolboys Wear Dresses To Support Transgender Classmate|
|Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive|
|God Gets An Indian ID Card With Bribe|
|Killer Cheese Stolen In Liechtenstein|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.