A one-hour hunt twice a year could solve Norway’s problem with the invasive Spanish slug, a local political party has said.
Norway’s Socialist Left Party, which was part of the coalition government between 2005-13, has said a “coordinated and concerted effort” is needed to fight the so-called “killer slug”.
Now a key party figure has suggested the Norwegian government should lead the public twice a year in an hour-long hunt for the slugs.
Explaining the creative “slug hour” idea to the newspaper VG, party secretary Kari Elisabeth Kaski said: “We have been inspired by several municipalities that have succeeded with such voluntary work.”
She added: “In addition, we have seen how well it has worked with ‘earth hour’, where you turn off the lights for one hour.
“Norwegians are happy to volunteer, and all who know any [Spanish slugs] say that we need a coordinated and concerted effort.”
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