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>>>

Hungry wolves take big bite out of profits, cattle producers say

Wolf Education International (WEI) statement about the controversies of the existence of wolves: Wolves are the fulcrum of endless political and cultural disputes that are especially present in 21st century globalization, pitting large groups against each other. Wolf advocates accuse wolf protesters of wanting to kill every wolf. Conversely, wolf protesters accuse wolf advocates of […]

Effects of Wolves and Other Predators on Farms in Wisconsin: Beyond Verified Losses

The following was taken from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:  

Wolves Attack Calf in Wyoming

LANDER, Wyo. – Rancher Mike Hornecker said a wolf or wolves attacked one his Angus calves born in February as it was grazing next to the Shoshone Lake Road under the red bluff on Wednesday. “I was riding, checking the herd, when I saw a cow acting strange. I went over to investigate and found the calf […]

Coping with wolves in Wisconsin: Part 1

When I visited the 400-acre farm of Eric and Sue Koens last summer, Eric remarked that, had he known in 1978 what he knows now, he would have purchased farmland in Missouri. What he didn’t know in 1978 when he purchased a former dairy farm in Rusk County, Wisconsin, was that wolves would become a […]