The provincial council of Bolzano approved with 25 yes, 4 no and 2 abstentions a bill that allows the killing of wolves and the protection of the species from hybridization, in case of failure to give Ispra's opinion.
In response to a long debate in the chamber, Governor Arno Kompatscher urged not to confuse the issue under consideration with that of public safety, they were different areas. "No one said the law would solve the problem, but it was a first step. The warnings of probable appeal were perhaps exaggerated, but on the one hand they asked to have courage, on the other hand they criticized when decisions were taken in defense of autonomy", so the president.
"The problem with the Constitutional Court concerned all regions, especially the special ones. Until now, he had never been offered to sign a decree of culling, but he would have signed it. Ispra had not received a negative opinion, it had been said that 'an opinion could not be given', which did not allow a counter-deduction: for this, the law in question was needed, on which a broad consensus was hoped to give a signal to Rome", he concluded.