Sami artist protests Norwegian reindeer cull with unique public art piece - News Summed Up

Sami artist protests Norwegian reindeer cull with unique public art piece


An artist from the Indigenous Sami community in Norway's Arctic region is drawing attention to the country's policy to reduce the reindeer population. In a display outside the country's parliament in Oslo, Maret Anne Sara has hung a curtain made of 400 bullet-ridden reindeer skulls. She told Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Wednesday that the government's reindeer-reduction policy is "totally wrong and unfair." The policy is intended to prevent overgrazing of the tundra where Norway's estimated reindeer population of 220,000 live. She is supporting her brother, Jovsset Ante Sara, who has twice successfully legally challenged the order for him to cull 41 of his 116 reindeer.


Source: CBC News December 07, 2017 17:03 UTC


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