Ranch Life: Livestock, Working Dogs, Wolves and People
As an all-around animal and nature lover, I often find myself thinking about the ways in which dogs can negatively impact the environment.
Then, every so often, a story like this pops up – a story about working dogs whose loyalty provides a sustainable and reliable form of livestock protection. It’s an awesome solution especially at a time when many people violently resist the reintroduction of natural predators like wolves.
Even if you aren’t interested in the eco-angle of this story from the People and Carnivores conservation group, I urge you to watch this 7-minute video for the rare and old timey dog breeds featured in it. (And don’t be put off by the creepy thumbnail image.)
To learn more about how human society and the great predator animals can share the planet, check out PeopleandCarnivores.org.
What do you think of the Livestock Guarding Dogs?
If you like this story, check out my post on the Conservation Canines.
Posted on February 26, 2013, in Awesome, Dogs, Environmentalism, Wildlife and tagged Livestock Guarding Dogs, living with predators, natural predators, People and Carnivores, ranchers and dogs, rare dog breeds, sustainable solutions, wolf reintroduction and livestock, working dogs. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.