PHOTOS. Un loup dévore un cerf en plein centre du village à Corrençon-en-Vercors (Isère)

Les photos sont impressionnantes. On y découvre les restes d’un cerf ensanglanté sur un parking du petit village isérois de Corrençon-en-Vercors. L’animal a été en grande partie dévoré dans la nuit du jeudi 2 au vendredi 3 mai 2019. Le coupable : un loup qui n’a pas hésité à s’aventurer au beau milieu de la […]

Wolves to the slaughter: France approves cull to save sheep

The French government on Thursday gave the green light for the cull of dozens of wolves in mountainous areas where sheep are under sustained attack. Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were killed in attacks blamed on wolves in the past year—mainly in the south-east of the country. Farmers say that electric fences and fearsome dogs […]

Wolf kills flock of sheep

French farmers blame wolf attacks for the deaths of a more than 50 sheep and goats in a single night. The attack took place in Avançon, in the Hautes-Alpes region of France. The following morning, the farmer affected reported eight ewes, 21 lambs and four kids killed, with 10 kids and 16 lambs missing.<<<Read More>>>

Maps: Wolves in France 2008 vs. 2016

France to let wolf population grow by 40% despite anger from farmers

The French government has announced it will allow the wolf population to grow 40% despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 […]

French farms don’t like wolves crammed down their throats either

The French government announced February 19 that it will allow the wolf population to grow 40% over the next five years, resisting pressure from farmers concerned about their flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to grow to 500 by 2023 compared with an […]

Is France Going to the Dogs?

If you don’t think the animal rights extremist movement spans across the globe, consider this: Around 1930 when the last wolves were taken out of Yellowstone National Park (YNP), farmers and hunters took out the last wolves in France. Ironically, under pressure from extremist groups, both countries reintroduced wolves in the 1990s, which were protected by both […]

France could soon be home to 500 wolves as part of species conservation plan

“A plan to protect wolves in France could see their population swell to 500 in the next five years. The proposal – which would increase the number of wolves by around 40 per cent – is designed to ensure the survival of the species in France. The country’s farmers are likely to oppose the plans, having already complained about the financial losses […]

France approves cull to save sheep

“Over 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, were killed in attacks blamed on wolves in the past year—mainly in the south-east of the country. Farmers say that electric fences and fearsome dogs are powerless in the face of the predators and are demanding greater culls.”<<<Read More>>>  

French sheep farmers protest against protection of wolves

LYON, France (Reuters) – Farmers trucked hundreds of sheep into a central square in the French city of Lyon on Monday in protest against the government’s protection of wolves, which they blame for livestock deaths and heavy financial losses.<<<Read More>>>