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Wolves possible culprits for killing of thirty sheep in NL

Post by Koa » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:44 am

At least thirty sheep in the North were killed by wolves
By Roelof van Dalen, May 17, 2018
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At least thirty sheep in Drenthe, Groningen and Friesland were killed by probably wolves. The vast majority are certain that they became victims of the predator.

In the last twenty sheep, which in De Knipe, Langezwaag and Marum this week, it is still officially determined whether a wolf was active. The first bitten sheep were found in March this year, in Drenthe.
Read the full (hopefully still translated) article here: http://www.dvhn.nl/drenthe/Minstens-der ... 88652.html
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Re: Wolves possible culprits for killing of thirty sheep in

Post by paperpaws » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:30 pm

Translation doesn't work. That article is poorly written in the first place, honestly; both logically and sentence-structure wise ("Majority" of 30 sheep were killed by a wolf for certain? But twenty more need official judgment? What?). That's interesting, though. Usually people freak out here when a wolf gets signaled since we don't really have any place for them, and usually, they show up near the border of Germany. To hear them showing up as far as Friesland is surprising to me, but then, it's unclear whether a wolf was involved in these killings, from what I can tell.

Anyway, for those who want a rushed translation...

At least thirty sheep killed by wolves in the north

At least thirty sheep in [the provinces] Drenthe, Groningen and Friesland have been killed by what are suspected to be wolves. Of the majority [of the sheep] it is certain that they were killed by this predator.
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Of the remaining twenty sheep, found this week in De Knipe, Langezwaag, and Marum, it still needs to be determined whether a wolf was involved. The first sheep that were bitten to death were found in Drenthe in March of this year.

Drenthe
In March of this year, fourteen sheep were bitten to death in Drenthe. This happened in the following places.

- Zuidwolde: 4 lambs
- Oosterhesselen: 4 sheep
- Benneveld: 6 sheep
- Kerkenveld: 1 sheep

DNA-tests have shown that the lives of the sheep ended because a wolf got to them.

Groningen
The first Groningen-sheep were killed this week [23 May 2018]. On both Tuesday night (6 dead sheep) and Wednesday night (5 dead sheep), one particular sheep owner in Marum got hit.

- Marum: 11 sheep

Friesland
In May, four sheep fell victim in the Frisian De Knipe. Three of them were found dead. One of them was put down by a vet because of its condition being too bad.

- Boijl: 2 sheep
- De Knipe: 4 sheep
- Langezwaag: 5 sheep

How will farmers or sheep owners be compensated?
According to European law, the wolf is a protected animal. Shooting the wolf is thus illegal.

Because the animal is protected and not allowed to be hunted, a sheep owner can be compensated for a killed sheep. This concerns 100 percent compensation depending on the market value of the sheep.

This varies and depends on species and size. Sheep price range between about 50 and 150 euros.
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Re: Wolves possible culprits for killing of thirty sheep in

Post by Koa » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:37 pm

So it's poorly written in Dutch, too? Lol, I thought the translation itself was just bad, especially with the line of "in the last twenty sheep." Thanks for a better translation.
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