If your dog goes for my sheep, then I will shoot, UK farmers warn walkers

If your dog goes for my sheep, then I will shoot, UK farmers warn walkers

Inexperienced owners who acquired dogs during lockdown are blamed for rise in livestock deaths

Farmers are warning that attacks on livestock by dogs are reaching “epidemic proportions” as they brace themselves for a surge in dog attacks heading into peak lambing season.

An increase in dog ownership during the pandemic, especially among inexperienced dog owners, saw the cost of dog attacks on livestock rise 10% last year to £1.3m, according to research published by NFU Mutual.

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