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Kazakhstan: Villagers Use 'Guard Wolves' for Protection

posted Jan 16, 2015, 12:10 PM by chloe owens

12/17/14, by BBC News

Kazakhstan: Villagers use ‘guard wolves’ for protection

Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly turning to an unusual animal to guard their land – wolves…hunters are adamant that if treated well the wild animal can be tamed...  “He’s never muzzled, I rarely put him on a chain and do take him for regular walks around the village…If the wolf is well fed and cared for, he won’t attack you…” But wolf expert Almas Zhaparov says the animals are “far too dangerous” to keep at home…  “If nothing is done, the fashion could spread to wealthy Kazakhs, who might try to keep wolves in the grounds of their houses, with possibly deadly consequences,” he warns.