Holocaustic indeed!

Dear Editor,
“Holocaustic” is definitely the perfect word to describe the government’s plans to kill off part of Portugal’s Iberian wolf population.

Although I don’t consider myself an active animal rights defender, I do think this is the kind of news that will scare off potential tourists, especially when they read the government has €57 million to spend protecting communities against the increasing number of wolf attacks on livestock but would rather deal with the problem the ‘easy’ way.

I know wolves can be a problem for livestock farmers, but just outright killing them is an inhumane, barbaric and logistically idiotic way to deal with the issue.

Henry M.
Castelo Branco