Photo: Brown Bears Released in Pyrenees Draw Farmers' Ire



Veterinarians measure a wild brown bear caught in Slovenia on May 17, 2006, before its transport to France. The Slovenian government signed an agreement with France in September 2005 to send five bears to the Pyrenees Mountains, where the animals have almost completely disappeared.

But the repopulation plan has been heavily protested by local farmers, who fear the bears will make a habit of dining on cows and sheep housed in outdoor corrals.

Photograph by Stringer/AFP/Getty Images


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