Wolves to the slaughter: France approves cull to save sheep

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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 , 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.