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California Farm Bureau Federation Commentary: If Gray Wolf Returns, Livestock Must Be Protected

posted Oct 29, 2013, 9:13 PM by chloe owens

10/23/13, By Noelle Cramer-Director of Natural Resources and Commodities for the California Farm Bureau Federation, Ag Alert and the California Farm Bureau Federation

California Farm Bureau Federation Commentary: If Gray Wolf Returns, Livestock Must Be Protected

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? The refrain from Disney’s “Three Little Pigs” illustrates the place wolves have in our culture, and rightfully so.  Gray wolves are dangerous predators.  An analysis of livestock lost to predators in Idaho, conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, showed an individual wolf was 10 times more likely to kill livestock than individual mountain lions, 20 times more likely to kill than a coyote, and 50 times more likely to kill than a black bear.  This information helps validate the concern that livestock producers feel about gray wolves becoming established in California.

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