Farmers and ranchers tend not to like large carnivorous animals like wolves, bears and lions. With thousands of years of selective breeding to turn them into slow, docile creatures, domestic livestock are often easy pickings for wild carnivores. Economic loss turn leads to human resentment which leads to retaliation and extermination of the predators, which can have cascading effects on delicate ecosystems. New academic work suggests that we can teach cows how to be more like their wild forbears to defend themselves against predators. Naomi Louchouarn, a graduate student with the University of Wisconsin’s Carnivore Coexistence Lab, who’s been studying cows in Alberta, Canada. Louchouarn joined the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz on February 3, 2020.