Germany relaxes laws on wolf culling amid attacks on livestock

Germany slightly relaxed its tough laws on the culling of wolves on Wednesday, amid concern growing numbers pose a threat to livestock.Under new rules introduced by Angela Merkel’s government, licensed hunters will be called in to shoot wolves where there have been clear attacks on livestock.As it is often impossible to tell which animal carried out an attack, the reform raises the possibility that entire packs will be shot.Previously it was only permitted to cull wolves that could be shown to pose a threat to human safety.

Source: Germany relaxes laws on wolf culling amid attacks on livestock

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