Farmers brought flocks of sheep to the Eiffel Tower in protest against the government’s protection of wolves, complaining that they are kill too many animals.
Disgruntled farmers have brought their sheep to the Eiffel Tower to protest wolf attacks, and what they call the government’s anti-farmer environmental policies.
The woolly protesters munched grass near the Paris monument while their owners urged tougher measures against wolf attacks. The government says its existing plan on preventing attacks and compensating farmers is sufficient. Authorities also want to ensure protections for wolves.
The march Thursday came as President Francois Hollande spoke at an environmental meeting about plans for cleaner energy and France’s plans to host the U.N. Climate Change Conference next year.
Protester Franck Dieny said government policies – which include large subsidies to agriculture – are less and less farmer-friendly and “don’t recognize … the role we play maintaining the landscape” that so many visitors to France appreciate.
Arguably the most beautiful insect, the wings of the the Madagascan sunset moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus) actually don’t have any pigmentation! The colors that you are seeing are actually the result of optical interference and the refraction of light at different angles from micro-ribbon in the wings. (images x,x)