Shaunalee McKean
Shaunalee McKean campaign leader

•••GET THE FACTS ON LIVESTOCK LOSSES:

MYTH: Wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, bears, and others kill lots of cattle.

TRUTH: Less than a quarter of one percent, 0.23%, of the American cattle inventory was lost to native carnivores and dogs in 2010, according to a Department of Agriculture report.

MYTH: Coyotes, wolves, bears, and mountain lions kill lots of sheep.

TRUTH: Four percent (4%) of the U.S. total sheep inventory are killed each year by carnivores such as coyotes and dogs, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) see data below. Even in Western states, native carnivores kill few sheep. Far more sheep die from health problems, lambing complications, and erratic weather.

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