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Lethal control of wolves backfires on livestock

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avatar Lethal control of wolves backfires on livestock
December 03, 2014 06:32PM
Researchers have found that it is counter-productive to kill wolves to keep them from preying on livestock. Shooting and trapping lead to more dead sheep and cattle the following year, not fewer. Wildlife biologists say that, for each wolf killed, the odds of more livestock depredations increase significantly.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141203142542.htm
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