A video of a wolf running on a field before it is killed by three shots from a rifle, and then spread last spring, and caused a debate about the wolf's role in Denmark. The man behind the shoots so far have been anonymous, but now stands up and defends his deed, that he acted in self-defense.
he says in an interview with TV2.
16. april of last year calling Mourits Troldtofts son to his 66-year-old father and explained according to Mourits Troldtoft, he had problems with a task in the field, and that the wolf ran very close to the son's tractor.
Mourits Troldtoft says that he because of health problems have no air to go more than 30 metres at a time. So he feels exposed, when the wolf is too close.
Therefore decided Mourits Troldtoft 16. april to take its jagtriffel and run out in the car to his son on the field.
- I had to defend myself, says Mourits Troldtoft for TV2.
- I thought that I would rather die a natural death than be eaten by a wolf.
the 66-year-old farmer comes out to the field, he can see that the wolf does not respond to his son to gases up in his tractor. And the wolf was still on the field, as Mourits Troldtoft made ready to drive home.
- It was on the way over to my son again, and I was uncomfortable, says the farmer to the TV2.
So I stopped a few cartridges in the rifle, and said that now it must get to an end.
Three shots later was the wolf dead on the field. The wolf is a protected animal, and the video is called heavy criticism from environmentalists. The opposite believe Mourits Troldtoft, that he was within his rights to shoot the animal.
I felt I was in a situation where I could not foresee the consequences and felt that it could go beyond both me and my family.
That, coupled with that we simply could not chase it away, and there is tremendous evidence for, well, then, it was enough, says Mourits Troldtoft for TV2.
- It may well be the do not eat me, but it could also well be that it does. The uncertainty is absolutely not a nice thing to have to do.
In the forthcoming trial he will also argue that the wolf in his view is a hybrid of a wolf and a dog. Therefore, it will not be protected by the EU habitats directive, which allows the wolf to its status as listed.