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France Approves a Wolf Cull-to Save its Sheep

posted Sep 4, 2017, 9:45 PM by chloe owens

7/20/17, by PRI

France approves a wolf cull – to save its sheep

The French government on Thursday gave the green light for the cull of dozens of wolves in mountainous areas where sheep are under sustained attack. Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were killed in attacks blamed on wolves in the past year — mainly in the southeast of the country. The government gave the green light for the slaughter of up to 40 wolves by July 2018 — unchanged from 2016/2017 — representing a little over 10 percent of France's growing wolf population.