The man shot the wolf on a drift hunt last year when the animal attacked hunting dogs, the regional newspaper writes Tubantia.
Therefore, he is now accused of violating the German Nature Conservation Act. Wolves are a protected animal species in Germany. By law, you can receive a prison sentence of six months to five years for killing them or a fine of up to EUR 50,000.
According to spokesman Oliver Kramm it is a unique thing. “I have no known case of someone being prosecuted for shooting a wolf in an alleged emergency. We will see whether such a situation actually existed in court,” he tells the newspaper.
As far as the Public Prosecution Service in Potsdam is concerned, it should not have come this far. The Public Prosecution Service previously made a settlement proposal of 5000 euros. But that was rejected by both the Dutch man and his lawyer and the German hunting association.
It is not yet known when the man should be brought to justice.