Dog Attacks

Dog owners urged to keep their animals under control

Dog owners urged to keep their animals under control

Dog owners are being reminded to keep their animals under control around sheep and other livestock as the lambing season...

March 28, 2022

Scotland: Campaign to highlight consequences of dog attacks launched

Scotland: Campaign to highlight consequences of dog attacks launched

The Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) has today, January 11, launched a campaign to educate dog owners about the...

January 11, 2022

Dog attacks estimated to cost more than £115,000 in Northern Ireland

Dog attacks estimated to cost more than £115,000 in Northern Ireland

Dog attacks on farm animals across Northern Ireland cost over £115,000 in 2020, according to new statistics released by rural...

February 3, 2021

NSA calls for dog walkers to respect the countryside after recent attacks on sheep

NSA calls for dog walkers to respect the countryside after recent attacks on sheep

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is calling for visitors to the countryside to show more consideration and respect for the...

November 27, 2020

‘Farmers must be protected by livestock worrying legislation’

‘Farmers must be protected by livestock worrying legislation’

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland Vice President Charlie Adam highlighted the need for greater protection for those who are...

September 23, 2020

Dog attacks leave Anglesey farm ‘hanging in the balance’

Dog attacks leave Anglesey farm ‘hanging in the balance’

Anglesey farmer Esther Howie was left in a state of shock when she went for her routine check-up on the...

March 29, 2020

Dog owners warned of consequences to livestock worrying

Dog owners warned of consequences to livestock worrying

Worrying livestock, especially sheep during lambing season, is a very serious concern for farmers, the local authority in counties Armagh...

January 24, 2020

Parliamentary Committee finds Scottish dog control laws ‘not fit for purpose’

Parliamentary Committee finds Scottish dog control laws ‘not fit for purpose’

NFU Scotland has welcomed a report from an influential parliamentary committee that scrutinised the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010...

July 20, 2019

Welsh MP to put forward bill on dog attacks following campaign

Welsh MP to put forward bill on dog attacks following campaign

A Welsh MP has committed to putting forward a private members bill in the House of Commons that would hold...

April 16, 2019

‘You think your dog is just playing with sheep…that could change’

‘You think your dog is just playing with sheep…that could change’

The National Farmers Union for Scotland (NFU Scotland) and local police in the Lothians and Borders region are teaming up...

April 2, 2019

Dog owner banned after Herfordshire sheep worrying incident

Dog owner banned after Herfordshire sheep worrying incident

A Hertfordshire man has been fined after his two dogs killed several sheep in Much Hadham last year. The owner...

January 15, 2019

NI livestock worrying and dog attacks ‘at record levels’

NI livestock worrying and dog attacks ‘at record levels’

A database of dog DNA needs to be established in Northern Ireland to help identify those dogs responsible for worrying...

May 23, 2018

Northern livestock worrying costs hit £16,000 in 2017

Northern livestock worrying costs hit £16,000 in 2017

The cost of livestock worrying has risen by almost a quarter in Northern Ireland in the space of just two...

February 12, 2018

‘Even quiet, docile dogs can turn into killers’

‘Even quiet, docile dogs can turn into killers’

Even quiet, docile dogs can turn into killers, especially if they join other dogs in a pack, according Minister of State...

February 9, 2017