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        9/18/2011, Elul 19, 5771

      Wolf Attacks on Calves Up 40 Percent in August


      The Israel Beef Cattle Growers Association reported, Sunday, that wolf attacks on calves in the northern part of the country rose 40 percent last month. Associaton executive director Chaim Dayan said that wolfpacks generally are found in the Golan Heights but a scarcity of food and a reduction in wildlife areas has brought the predators as far afield as the western Galilee.

      Dayan called on authorities to thin the wolf population as a way of controlling the balance between nature and growing livestock. He noted that a number of years ago, the wolf population was thinned by environmental authorities in response to a threat the wild animals posed to Golan children. He  noted that there is an administrative problem affecting supervision in the Galilee region and has applied to solve the problem.