Topics
How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

DataHub

DataHub

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

LAMMA 2019

LAMMA 2019

New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now
Login or Register
New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now
New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now

You are viewing your 1 free article

Register now to receive 2 free articles every 7 days or subscribe for unlimited access.

Subscribe | Register

Pregnant ewes 'could abort lambs' after dog attack in restricted area

A field of pregnant sheep could abort their lambs after they were chased by a dog which entered a restricted area of a park.

TwitterFacebook
TwitterFacebook
Share This

Pregnant ewes 'could abort lambs' after dog attack in restricted area #FGTakeTheLead

Police were called to Panshanger Park, near Hertford, last week after a dog entered a field which was closed to the public due to it housing pregnant ewes.

 

The dog chased the pregnant ewes leaving them in distress.

 

Estates manager Michael Pendock told the Hertfordshire Mercury: “The sheep in that field were pregnant ewes and the distress from being chased by dogs could lead to them aborting their lambs.

 

"The vast majority of dog owners and walkers keep their animals under control but unfortunately it only takes one irresponsible owner for attacks like this to happen.

 

“On this occasion the sheep that were attacked are pregnant ewes which makes this incident all the more upsetting.”


Read More

Children to learn about livestock worrying as Take the Lead campaign hits schools Children to learn about livestock worrying as Take the Lead campaign hits schools
Take the Lead sign ripped down from farm gate by angry dog walker Take the Lead sign ripped down from farm gate by angry dog walker
Woman charged and dog shot dead after lambs 'attacked' on farm Woman charged and dog shot dead after lambs 'attacked' on farm

Last week, in Scotland, a 49-year-old woman was charged after a sheep was killed in a dog attack on a farm.

 

And last year an angry dog walker ripped down an FG Take the Lead sign - describing sheep worrying as a ’small problem’.

 

Farmer Guardian editor Ben Briggs received an anonymous letter with the torn-down sign which was described as ’objectionable and rude’.

 

It read: "This sort of sign is incompetent and unhelpful. It fosters a deeper gulf between farmers and the majority of other country people and visiting countryside users.

 

"It is objectionable, rude and overstates a small problem.

 

"At this time, during Brexit, farmers should be reaching out to country people - not just shouting at them."

"Please ask dog owners to keep their pets under control, rather than ordering them to keep dogs on leads - something farmers have no right to do."

 

The ’Take the Lead’ campaign has been backed by a wide range of high profile rural groups including the Women’s Food and Farming Union, British Horse Society, Lake District National Park, Countryside Alliance, Farmers Union of Wales, NFU Scotland, NFU and NFU Mutual, The Farming Forum, CLA, Ramblers and the RSPCA.

 

It aims to raise awareness of livestock worrying and reduce the number of dog attacks.

TwitterFacebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

Most Recent