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Reader’s view: Trapping is cruel, ineffective for protecting livestock

Published 09/18/2012, Duluth News Tribune

With regard to hunting wolves, in 2011, there were only 88 verified livestock-loss claims in Minnesota, impacting less than 2 percent of beef producers in wolf range. The random killing of non-problem wolves actually can increase conflicts as packs destabilize and remaining members seek any available food source for survival.

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