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Italian Wildlife Group Offers 21,000 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Wolf Killers in Tuscany

posted Nov 10, 2017, 5:34 PM by chloe owens

10/16/17, by Nick Squires, Telegraph

Italian wildlife group offers 21,000 reward for information leading to arrest of wolf killers in Tuscany

…The corpses of two animals were strung up by the neck from a road sign outside the village of Radicofani in the picturesque Val d’Orcia, south of Siena. The macabre display appears to have been a protest – possibly by a farmer or landowner – against the damage done by wolves to livestock…Canis lupus was on the verge of extinction in Italy until 1971, when the species was given protected status. There are now an estimated 1,500-2,000 wolves roaming the Alps and the Apennine mountains. It was recently revealed that a small pack of wolves is living just outside Rome, the first time the species has established a presence near the capital in more than a century.