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Grrrrr! Angry herders secure bear ban from France's Macron; Grrrrr! Angry herders secure bear ban from France's Macron

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

PARIS - The bears have cute names - Bubble, Feather, Snowflake and the like - and look so soft and huggable when caught on video by remote cameras that study their habits. But to herders high in the Pyrenees mountains of southwest France, the animals are stone-cold killers, ravaging flocks and undermining farming livelihoods.

Pyrenean livestock farmers who raise sheep for meat and famously pungent cheeses are rejoicing after getting an assurance from President Emmanuel Macron that he won't...