A group of Alberta farmers who pasture their cattle near Cooking Lake are asking for the province’s help to manage a pack of wolves that are killing their animals.
Farmer Dan Brown sends his herd of 60 cows to a community pasture owned by the province and shared with 22 other farmers from May to October each year.
But this year, within a month of pasturing the cattle, a pack of wolves moved in and started picking them off one by one.
“Probably the biggest frustration with the whole thing is our first kill was the 28th of May, so we’ve been struggling with this all summer,” he said.
In total, Brown says nearly 30 grazing cows were killed by wolves, and many others were traumatized by the attacks.