Mad cow disease leads to hyper-aggressive wolves terrorising Spanish farmers

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*Editor’s Note* – Several suggestions here on how to limit the depredation by wolves on livestock and yet none of the suggestion involve limiting the number of wolves.

Wolves have become far more aggressive because of measures instituted to prevent mad cow disease, researchers have said. Iberian wolves in north-west Spain used to live off the abandoned bodies of dead animals. But 15 years ago, a rule was introduced to ban farmers from leaving the carcasses to rot on their land — and so wolves had to hunt for their food elsewhere. Since then, they have been aggressively hunting deer, boar and wild ponies — and attacking cattle.

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