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Wolf attacks raise howls of protest from French farmers

Lyon - Animal lovers may be delighted that wolves are roaming the French mountains once again -- but the predators' increasing attacks on sheep have farmers longing to get their guns out.

French farmers, breeders demand action against wolves

S - Hundreds of farmers, shepherds and politicians rallied in Aveyron, southern France, on Saturday calling for action to halt the slaughter of livestock by packs of wolves.

Wolves to the slaughter: France approves cull to save sheep

Paris - 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.

Wolves return to Denmark for first time in 200 years

Copenhague - At least five wolves, including one female, have returned to Denmark for the first time in two centuries, a zoologist who has obtained DNA evidence said on Thursday.

Italy bows to howls over anti-wolf campaign

Rome - Italy on Thursday put on hold a controversial plan to cull five percent of its wolves, much to the relief of environmentalists and animal lovers who had mobilised across the country.

Howl of outrage in Italy over anti-wolf campaign

Rome - Italy was set Thursday to give an initial green-light to a plan to cull five percent of its wolves in a move that has sparked a national outcry.

Angering activists, Norway says to kill wolves

Oslo - Norway was accused of authorising the "mass slaughter" of its endangered wolf population on Friday after announcing that 47 of the predators would be killed by hunters.

Scientists scare the heck out of raccoons to save ecosystems

Raccoons are definitely cute and clever, and in habitats where they have predators, they keep to the trees and do most of their foraging for food at night. In areas where there are no predators, their cute and clever ways can wreak havoc on ecosystems.

Nearly 20% of Finland's wolves killed during month-long cull

Helsinki - Nearly one fifth of Finland's endangered wolf population was killed in a controversial month-long cull which ended Sunday, authorities said on Monday.

Finland to kick off controversial wolf hunt

Helsinki - Finland kicks off a controversial wolf cull that gives hunters the right to kill around one fifth of the endangered animals, in a decision that has angered environmentalists.

Wolf hunting begins in central Sweden

Stockholm - Hunters in central Sweden killed a wolf on Saturday as they began an authorized cull of the predators that has been clouded by legal uncertainty."Our staff will inspect it, weigh and take samples.

Sweden allows limited wolf hunt in temporary ruling

Stockholm - Swedish courts on Wednesday authorised the culling of 14 wolves pending a top court's decision on the legality of hunting an animal protected under European law.

Rare wolf sighting in California

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has spotted the first wolf pack in California for almost 100 years. The sighting has led to a debate about encouraging the wolves to stay or pushing them back northwards.

Conservationists applaud as Idaho halts controversial wolf kill

Idaho wolf conservationists are happy, and for good reason. The state has notified federal land managers that it will not reinstate a controversial program to kill wolves in a national wilderness area.

Should wolves, grey whales and lynxes make a come back?

Aberdeen - Should species that have long disappeared be reintroduced into a territory or country? The answer is yes, according to the campaign group Rewilding Britain.

Longest-running wolf study is running out of wolves

A predator-prey study started 57 years ago will have to end, or possibly shift direction next year because the wolves being studied are nearly extinct. The population of predators on Isle Royale is down to three lone wolves.

Op-Ed: GOP Rep. Don Young: Wolves would solve the homeless problem

It seems that being a politician these days is really tough. Alaska GOP Rep. Don Young found out how the hard way when he suggested Thursday that the best way to solve homelessness was wolves. Would this be considered shooting yourself in the foot?

Two bills to strip endangered status of wolves being considered

Wolves have been given a bad rap, based on a number of studies, yet despite evidence that the wolf causes less than five percent of livestock deaths in the U.S., the House of Representatives is considering two bills to take them off endangered status.

Swedish court stops hotly contested wolf hunt

Stockholm - A Swedish court has pulled the plug on a wolf hunt due to start Friday, favouring animal rights activists in one of the country's most hotly disputed environmental issues.

Hunting triggers rise in wolves' stress levels

In territories where wolves are regularly hunted, scientists have noted a rise in hormones responsible for stress in the animals.

Review: ‘Wolves’ sniffs out the details Special

‘Wolves’ is a coming-of-age story about an uninformed werewolf accepting his true nature, meticulously constructed by a first-time director.

Man with chainsaw carves eagles, wolves, other masterpieces

Leonardo da Vinci painted to create works of art. Michelangelo carved marble to create his works of art. Mark Tyoe of Salisbury, New York uses a chainsaw and big tree trunks to create his artwork.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers gun down rare wolf Special

Chipley - A rare British Columbian wolf named Chaco was shot and killed by Florida Fish and Wildlife officers after flooding knocked down his enclosure at Seacrest Wolf Preserve and he escaped into the countryside.

Why the last legal form of dog fighting is taxpayer-subsidized Special

Madison - The practice of hounding is centuries old and represents an example of one of the earliest forms of cooperation between man and dog. In Wisconsin, it is legal to turn a pack of dogs loose on predators such as wolves and bears.

Bill seeks to remove federal protection for endangered species

Washington - The Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act, currently in committee in the Senate, seeks to leave protection of endangered species up to the Governors of each state and automatically remove protections for animals after five years.

Idaho game management killing elk after killing wolves

Boise - Ranchers in Idaho are asking the state government to help eliminate some of the state's elk population. The state is halfway through the wolf season, which was said to have been introduced to stop the wolves from attacking elk.

Op-Ed: Federal judge allows wolves to be killed so hunters can take elk

Salmon - A federal judge denied conservationist efforts to stop the trapping and killing of two wolf packs in Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho.

Dogs evolved from wolves due to human domestication

Chicago - A new genetic study of modern canines supports the theory that humans domesticated dogs from wolves, and this happened before humans began to grow crops.

Inside the caucus for wolf activists in Wisconsin Special

Madison - This weekend, activists hoping to protect Wisconsin’s wolves are gathering for a caucus to formulate a strategy to better defend the wolf population in the state.

Wolves have similar social skills to dogs

According to a new study, wolves can learn from humans and have some 'social skills' that are similar to dogs. This is despite wolves and dogs being separated b over 20,000 years.
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Chaco  before he was killed by Florida Fish and Wildlife officers.
Chaco, before he was killed by Florida Fish and Wildlife officers.
Seacrest Wolf Preserve
2010 cattle predation by species
Data from NASS  2011.
2010 cattle predation by species Data from NASS, 2011.
USDA-NASS
Several moose swam over from the Michigan mainland to Isle Royale in the early 1900s.
Several moose swam over from the Michigan mainland to Isle Royale in the early 1900s.
Michigan Technological University
The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
United States Forest Service
An Arctic wolf.
An Arctic wolf.
Mariomassone
Wolves pictured in Norway  but across the North Sea in Scotland  wolves have been extinct for at lea...
Wolves pictured in Norway, but across the North Sea in Scotland, wolves have been extinct for at least 125 years.
Wikimedia Commons Taral Jansen / Soldatnytt from Oslo, Norway - Landskonferansen 2010
He snatches another bone and hauls ass again.
He snatches another bone and hauls ass again.
He returns once more and this time stays awhile.
He returns once more and this time stays awhile.
A Montana wolf biologist told us he believes this wolf to be part of the Apgar Pack in Glacier Natio...
A Montana wolf biologist told us he believes this wolf to be part of the Apgar Pack in Glacier National Park.
Wolf attacks on sheep in France rose to 4 800 by August in 2014.
Wolf attacks on sheep in France rose to 4,800 by August in 2014.
Juan José González Vega
Chaco s puppy.
Chaco's puppy.
Seacrest Wolf Preserve
John Pyper-Ferguson as Wild Joe in  Wolves
John Pyper-Ferguson as Wild Joe in 'Wolves'
Ketchup Entertainment
The wolf enters cautiously.
The wolf enters cautiously.
An example of the finely detailed wolf make-up in David Hayter s  Wolves
An example of the finely detailed wolf make-up in David Hayter's 'Wolves'
Ketchup Entertainment
In France  a proposed National Wolf Plan aims to frighten hungry wolves away from sheep farms  back ...
In France, a proposed National Wolf Plan aims to frighten hungry wolves away from sheep farms, back into remote countrysides to hunt, kill and chow down on deer, boars and rabbits.
Patrick Bell via Wikimedia Commons

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