Shepherds and environmentalists clash as ‘rogue wolf’ rampages through German forest

Shepherds and environmentalists have clashed over claims a “rogue wolf” is marauding through southern Germany The “problem” animal is believed to have gone on a killing spree, after several sheep and a goat were found dead on Saturday in the Odenwald forest. Locals had thought wolves were extinct in the forest, which extends over parts […]

Are we crying wolf? A European tale of farmers vs. nature

Wolves have made a comeback in Europe thanks to years of strict protection. But not everyone is happy and politicians are struggling to find the right balance between protecting nature and helping farmers.<<<Read More>>>

A different look at ranchers’ attitude toward wolves

Ranchers’ frustration has understandably grown as they’ve sustained increased loses from depredation and increased costs trying to prevent it.<<<Read More>>>

Raising Livestock in Areas With Wolves Won’t Be Easy

November 9, 2017 – By Noelle Cremers – Almost exactly six years ago, California had its first wolf visitor come into the state from Northeastern Oregon. Since OR-7 first entered California, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has identified two separate packs in Northern California—and each pack has either been suspected or confirmed of killing […]

Some wolves may have become ‘habituated’ to eating cattle

Northeast Oregon cattle ranchers have called for two entire packs to be killed, saying the state’s “incremental” approach won’t deter voracious wolves.<<<Read More>>>

French farmers demand action against wolves killing livestock

Hundreds of farmers, shepherds and politicians rallied in Aveyron, southern France, on Saturday calling for action to halt the slaughter of livestock by packs of wolves. The demonstrators gathered more than 3,000 sheep, about a hundred cattle and a few horses in a field to represent the number of animals killed by wolves in France in […]

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 […]

Trust between state, ranchers elusive as wolves populate N. California

HAT CREEK, Calif. — More than five years after a gray wolf first set foot in California, trust between state wildlife managers and ranchers remains elusive. That much was certain at a workshop on wolf-livestock conflicts June 14, as state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were grilled by cattle producers who perceive the agency […]

Wolf attacks give cows ‘PTSD-like’ symptoms, study finds

“Cows whose herd comes under attack by wolves remember the experience and show symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, Oregon researchers say. That’s according to a study from Oregon State University and publicized Thursday. Reinaldo Cooke, an associate professor and animal scientist based in Burns, conducted the research, which appeared in the Journal of Animal Science […]

Report examines alternatives for controlling problem wolves

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An environmental assessment of proposals for managing human-wolf conflicts and wolf depredation on livestock in Minnesota recommends that federal officials continue using a combination of lethal and non-lethal methods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program released the 225-page report for public comment Thursday.<<<Read More>>>