From MinnPost in Minnesota:
Every year, gray wolves kill dozens, if not hundreds, of farm animals in Minnesota.
It’s not just wolves – coyotes also known to sometimes prey on livestock for food. But with wolves it’s different: If a coyote is after an animal, a farmer is well within their right to shoot it. Wolves, on the other hand, are federally protected under the Endangered Species Act, which means only government agents can legally kill them unless they’re threatening a human life.