Germany relaxes rules on wolf culls

phys.org | 2/6/2019 | Staff
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The German government on Wednesday relaxed rules on culling wolves, as the population of the predator has grown since its return to the country two decades ago.

After a emotional debate pitting environmental against farming concerns, the government decided that wolves can now be shot if they cause "serious damage" to livestock farmers.

Cases - Attacks - Flocks - Cattle - Herds

In cases of repeated attacks against sheep flocks or cattle herds, individuals can be hunted down even if it is unclear which animal in a pack was responsible.

Previously, wolves could only be culled if they were deemed to spell a real threat to human lives.

Ban - Wolves - Animal

A ban has also been imposed on feeding wolves, so as not to encourage the wild animal from shifting...
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