In Norway, Fighting the Culling of Reindeer With a Macabre Display

Read the full story in the New York Times.

On a winter-wonderland Wednesday in Oslo, as ice skaters held hands and rosy-cheeked toddlers lined up for rides on a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel, hundreds of bullet-ridden reindeer skulls were strung up yards away in a macabre curtain outside the Stortinget, Norway’s Parliament.

The reindeer heads had been installed as a protest in a Supreme Court case brought by Jovsset Ante Sara, 25, an indigenous Sami herder who is challenging the Norwegian government’s reindeer reduction policy. Mr. Sara has won two court victories, but each time the government has appealed.

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