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Re: The 2021 hunting seasons: 2 horses and a llama

In the US we always put brightly colored things on our horses if we were out in the woods in hunting season. You’d be surprised. I know someone whose white shepherd was shot because “she looked like a deer” …
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Re: The 2021 hunting seasons: 2 horses and a llama

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The case of the Llama in Muotathal is particularly upsetting because the llama was a working livestock guardian, there to protect 'his' flock of sheep from wolves.

Conservationists have long been working with farmers to find alternative methods to protect their livestock from wolf predation, as no one wants to see the wolves hunted into near extinction again. Livestock guardians, most often llamas or maremma dogs, have been a quite successful solution that finds the balance between the needs of the farmers and those of conservationists.

A livestock guardian animal is raised with the flock from babyhood, lives with them; the guardian thinks of himself as part of the herd, hence the instinct to protect the sheep from predators. It can be both time consuming and expensive to raise a livestock guardian animal to adulthood when the animal can become an effective protector.

That some idiot shot the llama is obviously bad; that the hunter did not even report the incident as required by law is even worse.

I hope for once that serious consequences are meted out. At a minimum the hunter needs to compensate the farmer fully.

I won't hold my breath, however. Swiss laws around animal issues tend to be stringent on paper - but have almost no teeth, and the resources to enforce existing law is often lacking. It is rare that those found guilty of animal welfare offenses face any real consequences.
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