By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net
In Africa, there is an effort underway to minimize the lion attacks on cattle. Now, in that region of the world the initiative isn’t to save the cattle, but to stop the farmers from shooting the lions that are preying on the livestock. Nevertheless, I found this particular study very interesting and something that some Ohio livestock producers may want to look into.
According to ScienceAlert.com, scientists have come up with a solution that will reduce the number of lions being shot by farmers in Africa…painting eyes on the butts of cows.
It sounds a little crazy, but early trials suggest that lions are less likely to attack livestock when they think they’re being watched and less livestock attacks could help farmers and lions co-exist more peacefully.
The new technique is being tested by scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia, after they noticed that lions tended to back off when their prey, such as impala, looked at them.… Continue readingRead More »