The White Dog Fund was officially launched at the weekend as part of International Wolf Awareness week at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, with Wolves and Humans director Richard Morley and Slovak Wildlife Society biologist Robin Rigg giving talks and practical demonstrations of livestock protection methods to invited guests, journalists, volunteers and members of the public.
It aims to encourage animal lovers to pay into the fund to help farmers with the cost of protecting their sheep and cattle from predators.
The fund aims to raise £20,000 to buy a mobile ‘livestock protection’ vehicle equipped with protection measures to tour rural areas and help at risk communities.
I feel the educational aspect of this project is invaluable. My best wishes that once learned, the methods will become a routine part of the livestock owners' operations.