French protest over wolves

02 August 1999

French protest over wolves

SHEEP farmers in the French Alps have begun to face the full impact of the protected status now given to wolves – hundreds of sheep attacked and killed.

The animal was declared a protected species in 1994.

Although fewer than 30 are thought to roam the French Alps, a recent parliamentary report blamed them for the deaths of over a 1000 sheep last year.

The farmers are lobbying to change the law.

  • The Daily Telegraph 02/08/99 page 10

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