The existence of the Saxon grazers is threatened by wolves.

According to an open letter, they call on Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) to actively support the regulation of the population of wolves at federal level. The letter, presented on Friday, states that young and newborn animals in grazing are easy prey for wolves. Despite the installation of fences, attacks indicated that protective measures are no longer sufficient. In Saxony, species-appropriate grazing and the associated near-natural landscape management in favor of biological diversity are on the verge of extinction in the short term.

According to the Saxon State Farmers’ Association, 212 grazing animals were affected by wolf attacks this year. The downward trend of the last few years continues in parallel in terms of creation. The letter was signed by the Saxon Sheep and Goat Breeding Association, the State Hunting Association and the Free State’s Cattle Breeding Association.