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No criminal case against killer dog owner because 'alpacas are not classed as livestock'

A dog which killed an alpaca and injured two others in an attack must wear a muzzle in public for the rest of its life.



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No criminal case against killer dog owner because 'alpacas are not classed as livestock' #TakeTheLead

The animal, which was unsupervised during the incident on a farm in the New Forest last year, is the subject of a civil dog control order granted at Southampton Magistrates’ Court.

 

All of the alpacas required veterinary treatment after the incident on December 22 and one later died.

 

Inspector Lou Hubble of Hampshire Police’s country watch team told the Bournemouth Echo: “Because alpacas are not classed as livestock, we were not able to pursue a criminal case.


“However, because of the impact this type of attack has, we felt it important to bring about a civil action.

 

“We will continue to protect our rural communities. This outcome should send a warning to any owners who allow their dogs to be unsupervised or out of control around animals of any description.”

 

The order will last for the dog’s life. Its owner must ensure it wears a muzzle at all times while in public or on any land not owned, occupied or controlled by the landowner.

 

It must also be kept on suitable leads at all times while in public.

 

 


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Farmers Guardian is taking the lead by raising awareness among the British public about livestock worrying and speaking up for our readers’ concerns.

 

What we are doing

  • FG is working with leading farming and rural organisations to raise awareness of livestock worrying and reduce the number of dog attacks
  • We are targeting dog, lifestyle and countryside magazines to raise the importance of the issue which costs businesses millions of pounds each year and leaves farmers devastated
  • We have produced signs for farmers to put up around their fields.
  • In conjunction with our partners BVA and NSA, we will spread the message through social media and the national and regional press, both print and broadcast

Follow and support the campaign on twitter with #FGtakethelead

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