Farmers lose livestock to wolves, claim people now in danger
Farmers in canton Graubünden say they’re losing more and more animals to wolves – and they say people are now in danger.
Wildlife officials believe there are now 35 wolves in the canton – making up 3 packs. Their numbers have grown considerably in the last three years.
The canton says around 40 sheep and goats have been killed this year so far. But locals believe that to be an underestimate as only animals that show very clear signs of a wolf attack are counted.
Some carcasses are too decomposed when found to fully determine cause of death.
Farmers say the wolves are becoming braver and moving to inhabited areas which could be dangerous to people.
Wolves are a protected species and individual animals can only be shot if they kill a certain number of farm animals.