A Shepherd’s View: Loudest defenders of wolves don’t know much about them

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If a wolf kills an animal considered a heritage breed, the loss of that one animal can significantly impact the breed. If the predator kills a ram, it can be a loss of up to 50 percent of a flock. Using numbers to bolster an argument implies all aspects of that number must be considered.

The statement that wolves take the old and the weak also is misleading. Wolves take the most vulnerable. This includes a cow or ewe giving birth. She can’t get up and run if she is in hard labor. The calf or lamb is eaten alive as it comes out and usually the cow or ewe is killed as well as she tries to defend her newborn. If this information is too rough for you then you need a reality check.<<<Read More>>>