Wolves Ravaging Farmers' Livestock

  • 8 Jun 2021 9:35 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Wolves Ravaging Farmers' Livestock
Attacks by wolves on sheep and calves are causing a big problem in and around Füzér in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county.

Farmers complain that, as the wolf is a protected animal in Hungary, they cannot protect their stock by shooting at the predators. Farmers now do not dare to drive their animals out to pasture.

The mayor of Füzér, Jenő Horváth, turned to the Ministry of Agriculture for help.

He said the danger has been imminent for years, as wolves are constantly present in forests in the region.

Predators first caused damage to several farmers two years ago, but the victims are still waiting for compensation, he added.

Farmers protect their lands with trained dogs and high fences, which is very expensive and does not always stop the wolves.

Katalin Süle, vice-president of the National Chamber of Agricultural Economics, said they are aware of the problem, and the president of the chamber, Balázs Győrffy, visited the county to personally find out about the current situation.

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