Keyword: sheep

Armed and masked men declare war on France’s bears

Brown bears, a protected species, were blamed for deaths of about 450 sheep who fell over cliffs while being chased by the bears.

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Farmers far from sheepish in Eiffel Tower wolf protest

Farmers calling for a cull of wolves reintroduced to the French countryside staged a lively protest with flocks of sheep in central Paris.

French farmers protest plans to release more wild bears

Protestors in and near the French Pyrénées are also unhappy at the protection given to wolves and vultures in 're-wilding' programme.

The wolf hunt returns to France as species makes a European comeback

Conservation groups furious after French government allows limited hunting of protected grey wolf amid rise in attacks on farm animals.

Landscape of French farming set to change

President François Hollande to channel EU farming subsidies to smaller producers and away from intensive, highly-mechanised producers.

French Greens in dogfight over rise of the wolf

Greens in high-profile spat over rapid multiplication of wolves first re-introduced to French Alps and now threatening sheep farms in Auvergne.