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Are "Bionic" sheep the future of non-lethal control?

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:41 am
by Koa
This is really neat! They've certainly got an interesting variety of folks working on this project.
For centuries, shepherds have been at loggerheads with the wild wolves that want to eat their sheep. To protect their flocks, they’ve turned to everything from bullets and big dogs to poison and electric fencing. But what if they could endow their sheep with a predator defence system, and avoid harming wolves in the process?

Enter the “bionic” sheep, otherwise known as the “Ultrasonic Flock Protection System” project.
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http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-bi ... lf-attacks

Re: Are "Bionic" sheep the future of non-lethal control?

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:49 pm
by Sambhur
I'm really interested in seeing where this goes, especially because I'm curious about how likely it is that the wolves will become and stay deterred, compared to how likely it is that they'll just find a way to get over it. Hopefully they'll have some test results to display soon.