ANIMALIA: Misinterpretation of the EU Invasive Alien Species regulation leads to more suffering for raccoon dogs in Finland

Earlier this month Animalia gave the Anti-Animal Award of the Year to Jari Leppä, Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, for his questionable interpretation of the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation.  As a result of this interpretation, Finnish government introduced changes in the Hunting Act which now allows raccoon dogs to be hunted without restrictions. […]