Kyrgyzstan: Keeping the wolves from the door

From the Institute for War & Peace Reporting:

Abibilla Sultanov’s life was shattered in less than an hour. The shepherd was woken by sound of a wolf howling on a freezing night just before New Year, and ran out to find a ferocious pack tearing his prized flock to pieces.

Fumbling for his shotgun, he was able to fire a warning blast, which drove the wolves back into the night. But the damage had already been done. Nearly 30 of his sheep lay dead in the pen – taking Sultanov’s livelihood with them.

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