In Norway, the famous walrus was euthanized: details

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In Norway, a famous walrus was euthanized. What is the fault of tourists

Walrus Freya was put to sleep because of her interest in people. Tourists were asked not to approach the animal; they ignored it.



The Norwegian Fisheries Authority reports this by the Norwegian Fisheries Authority.

A walrus that recently lived in the Oslo Fjord was euthanized by the Norwegian Fisheries Authority early Sunday morning.

The decision to euthanize the walrus was made based on a joint assessment of the ongoing threat to human safety, says Fisheries Director General Frank Bakke-Jensen.

Why are tourists here

The female social walrus swam up to people and could try to jump onto the boat, turning it over (the animal's weight is about 600 kg). Tourists were asked not to approach the animal but ignored the request.

From sightings on the ground last week, it was clear that the public had ignored the current advice to keep a precise distance from the walrus. Thus, the Directorate concluded that the potential for harm to humans was high, and the website says that animal welfare was not promoted.

The curiosity of tourists killed Freya...

We greatly respect animal welfare, but human life and safety must come first,” says CEO Bakke-Jensen.

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