Wolves and sheep don’t mix

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In France, the country’s sheep farmers and shepherds are dealing with mounting losses from wolves – and unlike an Australian farmer, they can’t protect themselves with a gun or poison. To kill a wolf in France, even one in the middle of mauling sheep, is to earn a jail sentence.

Last year, France’s 300-odd wolves killed or terminally mauled 10,000-odd sheep. Up to 70 sheep have been lost from a flock in a night. In France, the average sheep farmer has about 400 sheep.<<<Read More>>>