I urge all of you to do some googling of the Nelson Institute.
A couple of paragraphs from one of the articles I read.
Then there are tactics like hunting predators which, research suggests, can actually reinforce predatory behavior. “If you kill a wolf pack in your area that’s been living there peacefully, instead of training these animals to not kill your livestock, you’re making space for new animals to come in who might kill your livestock,” Louchouarn says. Plus, if the range rider is focused on chasing down a predator, they leave the livestock exposed to other predators. “We want our riders focusing on handling domestic animals instead of the stealthy wild predators,” she adds.
Louchouarn conducted her study on a large cattle ranch outside of Alberta, Canada, in the foothills of Banff National Park. Photo courtesy of Naomi LouchouarnSo rather than keeping cattle in fences or hunting and killing predators, this method asks the range riders to keep their focus on the wellness of the herd. Beyond keeping the herd together, why is managing stress so important? “Cows are so sensitive to stress,” Louchouarn explains. “When they’re stressed, they could get pneumonia or other diseases and die.” They also start their lives stressed, getting weaned from their mothers almost immediately. “A lot of calves die. We’re talking huge mortality rates, like 20 percent.” Although a higher-stress mitigation tactic might get rid of the predator, the stress of those methods is likely to cause cattle deaths anyway.