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In Franche-Comté, environmental activists sabotage an OFB wolf regulation mission

In Franche-Comté, environmental activists sabotage an OFB wolf regulation mission

On the night of Wednesday October 19, within the city of Chaux Neuve, within the Haut Doubs, brokers from the French workplace for biodiversity (OFB) had the duty of taking a wolf, by taking pictures, with the intention to cut back the predation strain brought on by the animal on the herds of breeders within the division who’re on the finish of the road within the face of the a number of assaults (21 since this summer time and 18 lifeless animals) that their herds are struggling.

To this finish, a cow carcass had been positioned in proof on the stage of a pasture with the intention to attempt to entice a wolf and permit the group of the Cell Intervention Brigade Wolf of Hole (Hautes-Alpes), accountable for this regulatory mission, to take away an animal. But it surely was with out relying on the animalist extremists who need to defend in any respect prices the presence and the enlargement of the wolf on the nationwide territory.

Certainly, as night time had simply fallen, a band of six activists went to the scene, accompanied by two journalists from our colleague France 3 Franche-Comté, and didn’t hesitate to pour water from Cologne in giant portions on the carcass which served as bait with the intention to repel the arrival of a predator by odor.

However their operation had not been elaborated with the utmost discretion and shortly a bunch of herders from the encircling space intervened to intimidate them. After blocking their automobiles by dumping a number of tractor buckets containing manure on the trail they’d taken, the farmers got here to satisfy them to “congratulate” them.

A stormy altercation then ensued between the exasperated breeders and the band of ecologists. By the way, the 2 journalists have been considerably roughed up as a result of the breeders clearly didn’t need to be filmed. Fortunately nobody was harm. the administration of France 3 has determined to file a criticism and a gendarmerie investigation is subsequently underway.

In the long run, no wolf could possibly be shot that night and the environmental activists subsequently succeeded of their sabotage in defiance of the legislation and the struggling of the breeders who not know learn how to defend their animals from the predations of the wolf which appear to be getting larger and larger.

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