Kodiak bears have killed an estimated 30 cattle on one rancher’s property on Alaska’s Kodiak Island.
Farmers across Alaska are fighting to keep a state-run slaughterhouse open after lawmakers announced plans to shut down the facility next June due to budget concerns.
But a majority of the country is still covered by some form of drought.
There are herds of cattle on a pair of remote Alaska islands that have survived for decades despite any number of threats to their existence.
The state is seeking a new owner for the only federally approved slaughterhouse in southcentral Alaska, as funding for the facility could run out this year due to legislative budget cuts.
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