Sheep

Armed and masked men declare war on France’s bears

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

Farmers far from sheepish in Eiffel Tower wolf protest

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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

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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

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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

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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

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