Killing wolves to prevent predation on livestock may protect one farm but harm neighbors

January 12, 2018
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An article in PLOS finds that non-lethal methods are the most effective for managing predator/livestock conflicts.

Ethical wildlife management guided by the “best scientific and commercial data available” would suggest suspending the standard method of trapping wolves in favor of non-lethal methods (livestock guarding dogs or fladry) that have been proven effective in preventing livestock losses in Michigan and elsewhere.

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