Austrian region: rubber bullets OK to scare off wolves

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Lower Austria agriculture official Daniel Heindl told Austrian ORF broadcasting that rural residents with hunting licenses would be permitted to fire rubber bullets at wolves in a bid to scare them away from livestock. However, they should refrain from killing the protected animal outright.

Regional experts were now “hoping for the best,” said Heindl., following reports that 31 sheep were mauled to death in July in two forested areas near Austria’s border with the Czech Republic.<<<Read More>>>