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Dog owners issued with reminder during lambing season

Dog owners are being reminded to be extra cautious while walking their dogs in the countryside during lambing season.

Dog owners are being reminded to be extra cautious while walking their dogs in the countryside during lambing season.

 

Dog owners are being reminded to keep their pets under control around livestock, particularly during lambing season which is in full flow on Bute.

The National Farmers Union of Scotland issued the warning following a recent incident which saw six sheep, worth around £900, mauled to death on land at Clerkhill near Eskdalemuir in Dumfries and Galloway.

Bute hasn’t escaped unscathed from similar attacks, with two sheep killed in a field near to Meikle Grenach in January of this year, with a further 11 animals sustaining what looked like bite marks to their bodies.

Dog owners who do not keep their pet under proper control, resulting in the worrying of livestock, are committing a criminal offence and may be prosecuted.

 

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