The wolf is "the gates of Grenoble," said in a statement Wednesday the Departmental Federation of Farmers' Unions (FDSEA) of Isère, asking the state to "hunt these pests."
Of suspected or unfolding attacks of wolves on sheep flocks have occurred in recent weeks in the towns of Revel, La Combe de Lancey and St. Agnes, about twenty kilometers from Grenoble, in the FDSEA.
"Farmers and shepherds do not choose to do this job to count their animals killed by wolves", denounces the federation.
"There are attacks all over, we must stop to protect the wolf," he told AFP Bernard Turnip, the FDSEA of Isère, calling for "shooting permits."
The wolf attacks have increased significantly in the Alps this year, according to figures from the Regional Directorate of Environment, Planning and Housing (DREAL). In Isère, 17 alleged attacks have killed 58 animals were counted at June 30, 2011, attacks against 9 and 12 animals killed on the same date in 2010.
"If nothing is done to greatly reduce the population (wolves), it will be the shepherds and their flocks that are no longer present in the mountains. This will have disastrous consequences for the mountain economy," said FDSEA.
The Minister for Ecology Nathalie Kosciuscko-Morizet, summoned by a UMP deputy to take "drastic measures" after the increase in wolf attacks against cattle, on Tuesday urged the prefects to implement an enhanced framework endorsed in May .
The number of specimens that can be killed remains at 6 for 2011/2012, but the enhanced framework introduces the possibility for farmers to undertake training to get the hunting and shooting to defense is in other words to kill a wolf near the herd.
Nationally, 418 alleged attacks have killed 1,303 animals were counted at 30 June 1082 against 281 attacks and dead animals a year earlier.
An estimated 164 the number of wolves present in France in 2010.