Frank Bakke-Jensen, the Norwegian official who authorized the murder of Freya the walrus, has doubled down that he made the right decision in killing the innocent animal despite receiving a huge backlash online and a host of death threats predominantly from the US and the UK.
The threats have been reported to the police, and the hapless Bakke-Jensen has received the backing of the Norwegian prime minister for his decision.
The Daily Mail reported that when asked if he would make the same decision again, Bakke-Jensen replied:
“Yes, the situation was out of control, and there was a danger to life and health. We knew it would create strong reactions when we made the decision.”
The decision to execute the poor Freya has been met with outrage online and from animal rights groups worldwide. Especially when you take into account that earlier in the summer, the playful walrus was spotted in the UK, Denmark, and the Netherlands. She was welcomed and left to live her life in relative peace.
It was only when she turned up in Norway that the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries decided that Freya was a mortal enemy of the Norwegian people. She was declared a public menace and danger and could not be relocated, taken into captivity, or anything else. The only brilliant solution they could come up with was to murder the poor Freya.
Hopefully, Her death will not be in vain, and the great minds in the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries will have learned a lesson. They will be less inclined to go around murdering innocent animals unnecessarily!
Map of Freya the walrus's movements.
Freya wasn't Norway's to kill.
Credit: University of Southeast Norway
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