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Sami artist protests Norwegian reindeer cull with unique public art piece

Sami artist protests Norwegian reindeer cull with unique public art piece
From CBC - December 7, 2017

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." She was not immediately available for comment on Thursday.

The policy is intended to prevent overgrazing of the tundra where Norway's estimated reindeer population of 220,000 live.

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