Breeders of Haute-Savoie deposited Thursday, July 7 the body of a cow attacked by wolves in front of the prefecture of Annecy. They denounce by this punchy action “the consequences of the non-management of the problem of the wolf” by the State.
Anger grows. This Thursday, July 7, breeders from the department of Haute-Savoie deposited in front of the prefecture the corpse of a cow which had been attacked by a wolf. By this macabre staging, they signaled their dissatisfaction with the repeated attacks of wolves in the region.
The animal belonged to a herd that was in the pastures on the heights of Fillière. He was attacked earlier this week. Following her injuries, the cow had to be euthanized. Two other animals were also injured.
Moreover, the GAEC of Bougy, to which the cow belonged, had shared on July 5 on social networks a video of the attack on the herd by three wolves.
For a “zero wolf” zone in Haute-Savoie
The purpose of this action is to show residents and state officials “the consequences of not managing the wolf problem”, declared Bernard Mogenet, the president of the FDSEA, to the Dauphiné Libéré.
Moreover, they claim more suppressive fire as well as a “zero wolf” zone on the department. In 2022, 174 sampling shots will be authorized, compared to 118 in 2021.
According to figures from the DREAL Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 3,093 farm animals were killed by canines in 2020 in the three departments of the Alps, reports France 3.