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France to Train Team of 'Wolf Hunters' to Protect Sheep

posted Sep 5, 2015, 2:51 PM by chloe owens

7/19/15, by David Chazan-Paris, Telegraph-UK

France to train team of ‘wolf hunters’ to protect sheep

France is to form an “anti-wolf brigade” to protect sheep and other livestock amid concerns that attacks are on the rise as the predators colonize new parts of the country.  The brigade will consist of 10 hunters to be recruited and trained by the end of next month, Segolene Royal, the environment minister, announced…The officers will be posted with livestock breeders who have suffered repeated attacks…The wolf was hunted to the brink of extinction in France in the 1930s but has made an astonishing comeback after crossing from Italy in the mid-1990s.