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Dog shot dead by farmer after brutal killing of six sheep

A dog has been shot dead by a farmer after the loose animal killed six sheep in a bloody attack.



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PIC: North Wales Police Rural Crime Team
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Dog shot dead by farmer after brutal killing of six sheep #TakeTheLead

The German Shepherd was killed after escaping from a nearby field and attacking the livestock.

 

North Wales Police Rural Crime Team posted on social media to highlight the realities of sheep worrying.

 

It read: "Sad reality of yet another livestock attack.

 

"German Shepherd dog shot dead by the farmer during the brutal killing of 6 sheep in Llay, Wrexham over the weekend.

 

"So, so sad and an action that the farmer didn’t want to do but had no choice."

 


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PC Rob Taylor told Farmers Guardian: "We believe this was an escape. We are working hard to get the law changed and tightened up in Parliament.

 

"We in North Wales are really trying to make the difference to eradicate this brutal offence. We continue to enforce the current law and will prosecute owners when required."

 

He continued with a message to dog walkers: "Be responsible and always carry a lead and, when near or at the risk of being near livestock, please use it.

 

"If you don’t, you risk a heavy fine and the real possibility of your dog being either shot or euthanized following a court case and prosecution."

The incident happened on the same weekend a walker was airlifted to hospital after being attacked by Highland cattle which had been worried by a loose dog.

 

Police said the small herd of cattle was worried by a dog off its lead, resulting in the cattle attacking a member of the public who was walking with another group, not related to the owner of the dog.

 

The member of the public was airlifted to hospital due to the nature of their injuries.

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We have 1,000s of livestock worrying signs which you can nail to gateposts or fenceposts near footpaths to highlight the problem to walkers.

 

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