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Petition launched to help tackle dog attacks on livestock

100,000 signatures are needed to debate the petition in Parliament.

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A two-time dog attack victim has set up a petition to make it law for dogs to be kept on leads around livestock.

 

Kelly Garratt created the petition which, if it receives 10,000 signatures will receive a response from the Government.

 

Parliament

 

At 100,000 signatures, the petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.

 

On the petition page, Ms Garratt wrote: "For the second time in two years I have spent the last few hours trying to find our sheep who have been worried by a loose dog.

 

"We have a dead lamb and some very poorly ewes. Last year we lost 13 ewes who were ready to lamb.

 

"This is happening all over the country and something needs to be done."

 

Continuing issue

 

Dog attacks continue to wreck havoc up and down the country with no sign of slowing down.

 

A recent report showed more than one dog a week is shot for livestock worrying, equating to about 305 dogs in the last five years.

 


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FG Take The Lead campaign

FG Take The Lead campaign

With sponsorship from The Original Muck Boot Company, Farmers Guardian has been working alongside the British Veterinary Association and the National Sheep Association to raise awareness of dog attacks via its Take the Lead campaign.

 

We have thousands of livestock worrying signs which you can nail to gateposts or fence posts near footpaths to highlight the problem to walkers.

 

If you would like some of these signs, please send astamped, self-addressed A4 envelope to:

 

FG Take the Lead,

Farmers Guardian,

Unit 4, Fulwood Business Park,

Preston,

Lancashire,

PR2 9NZ.

 

You will need at least three First Class or Second Class stamps on to cover postage costs. We will be able send up to 25 signs.

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