Netherlands: Despite serious objections, “Wolf fence” introduced to protect livestock in Friesland

From in the Netherlands:

The construction of a fence intended to protect livestock from wolves has started in Friesland. Former Queen’s Commissioner and VVD member Hans Wiegel drove the ceremonial first pile into the ground near Boijl, on the border of Friesland and Drenthe. At the same time, numerous experts have voiced concerns over the initiative, NOS reported.

One of the initiators was a sheep farmer Jehan Bouma. Together with three other livestock farmers, he advocated for the wolf fence, which is to be placed along the entire 150-kilometer long outer border between Friesland and Drenthe. Bouma and his partners raised 30,000 euros for the first piece of the fence through crowdfunding.

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