To the barricades as sheep rally over French wolf protection plan

Animals gather near Eiffel Tower to protest against French government’s ‘Plan Loup’

Farmers release sheep under the Eiffel Tower to rally against the French government’s wolf plan. Video: Reuters

 

Sheep took to the protest lines in France this morning as shepherds decided they’d had enough of wolf protection policy.

The bleating hordes gathered near the Eiffel Tower in Paris to rally against the French government’s Plan Loup (wolf plan), introduced to try to pacify shepherds while also protecting wolves, ahead a meeting with the French minister for agriculture.

Another such protest was also mounted in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Four wolves currently live in the Vosges mountain range in eastern France, according to the shepherds, and some 100 attacks by them against sheep have been reported in the area this year.

Reuters/EPA