134 sheep killed by wolves; farmers demand money for electric fences

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Sheep farmers are reporting a marked increase in the number of sheep killed by wolves and demand more compensation and preventive measures from the government, the Volkskrant reported on Friday. So far this year, farmers have claimed compensation for 134 sheep which were proved to have been killed by wolves. Last year, there were just 21 claims for compensation in total. Wolves are a protected species and farmers are not allowed to kill or chase them. But compensation for sheep killed by wolves is insufficient, farmers say, and they want government subsidies to pay for preventive measures, such as electric fences. <<<Read More>>>