German Wolf Attacks ‘Spiraling Out of Control,’ Farm Lobby Warns


The number of wolf attacks in Germany is spiraling out of control and having a “devastating” impact on livestock farmers, according to the industry’s lobby group.

Almost 2,900 animals, most of them sheep and goats, were injured or killed in wolf attacks in 2019, the DBV farmers’ association said Wednesday, citing figures from a government body that researches wolves. While environmental groups welcome the increase in the animal’s numbers in the wild, the DBV called for urgent action to address the issue.

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