January 29, 2012 by John McCoyResearchers in New Mexico are trying to teach captive Mexican gray wolves to dislike beef. The idea is to prevent the wolves from killing cattle once they’re reintroduced into the wild.
It’s an interesting premise, and it might just work on the wolves awaiting relocation. One wonders, though, if the offspring of those wolves would retain their parents’ distaste for beef. The researchers seem to think they would; frankly I have doubts.
Interesting reading, though, from the Associated Press’ Susan Montoya Bryan: