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In thirty years, the population of this game has increased tenfold. They are more and more numerous and hesitate less and less to go out near homes. In urban areas, where hunting is prohibited, town halls can call on wolf-keepers, an institution created by Charlemagne, to eliminate wolves. These volunteer hunters, appointed by the prefect, act at night and are authorized to intervene. “They come almost every night”, says Francis Maillard, president of the lieutenants of the Val-d’Oise louveterie. “We also came to build in the forest somewhere, (…) it was the domain of wild animals”. An argument shared by some environmentalists, opposed to hunting.
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