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Local fury after Freya the walrus put down in Norway

THERE has been anger locally after a free-roaming walrus called Freya – which entranced nature lovers in a visit to Shetland last year – was put down by Norwegian authorities over safety fears. Shetland Islands Council leader Emma Macdonald said she was “sad and disappointed” at the outcome but would not support a call made […]

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Freya the walrus could be put down unless public back off, Norway warns

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Walrus Freya who became attraction in Norway’s Oslo Fjord put down

“Through on-site observations the past week it was made clear that the public has disregarded the current recommendation to keep a clear distance to the walrus. Therefore, the Directorate has concluded, the possibility for potential harm to people was high and animal welfare was not being maintained,” Mr Bakke-Jensen said in a statement. Source link

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Norway euthanizes Freya, a celebrity walrus that captured hearts | Watch News Videos Online

Trending A beloved walrus known as “Freya,” frequently seen in a harbour in Oslo, Norway, was euthanized on Sunday over what Norwegian officials call “safety concerns.” Freya, a 600-kilogram walrus named after the Norse goddess of love and beauty, became a social media star this summer after being repeatedly sighted around Oslo’s harbour. Source link

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Netizens erupt in anger over news of Freya the walrus being euthanised by Norwegian authorities

Netizens and animal activists erupted in anger on Twitter over the news of Freya, a walrus, being euthanised by the authorities in Norway as she posed a “threat to human security”. The walrus was spending the summer months near the docks of Oslo in Norway after being spotted around the coasts of Germany, Scotland, and […]

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Video Norwegian officials euthanize Freya the walrus

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Norway was right to put down Freya the walrus, prime minister says

Norway’s prime minister has said it was “right” to put down Freya, a 600kg (1,300lb) female walrus euthanised on Sunday in Oslo fjord, as animal rights campaigners attacked the decision but a leading zoologist insisted it was inevitable. “I support the decision to euthanise Freya,” Jonas Gahr Støre told the public broadcaster NRK on Monday. […]

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Freya the walrus killed because humans are stupid and refused to leave her alone

Norwegian authorities euthanised Freya the walrus (Picture: Getty) A walrus who became a tourist attraction in Norway has been put down after people repeatedly ignored requests to stay away. The 600kg animal, named Freya, became a social media sensation over the summer after a number of viral videos emerged of her leaping on to boats […]

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Norway’s Freya the walrus put down due to fears for public safety

A popular walrus in the Norwegian capital has been put down by authorities due to fears she posed a risk to people. Freya, a 600kg animal named after the Norse goddess of beauty and love, became known in recent weeks for antics including climbing onto small boats and sinking them. Image: Pic: Trond Reidar Teigen/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock […]

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Freya the walrus drew crowds of fans. And that’s why Norway decided to euthanize her

Updated August 14, 2022 at 2:36 PM ET BERLIN — Authorities in Norway have euthanized a walrus that had drawn crowds of spectators in the Oslo Fjord after concluding that it posed a risk to humans. The 600-kilogram (1,320-pound) female walrus, known affectionately as Freya, became a popular attraction in Norway in recent weeks, despite […]