Sheep worrying

Rory Best urges public to respect outdoor spaces used for agriculture

Rory Best urges public to respect outdoor spaces used for agriculture

As a well-known farmer and former international rugby player, Rory Best, is adding his voice to the 2022 ‘Right Side...

April 19, 2022

NSA pleas with dog owners to take responsibility for sheep worrying

NSA pleas with dog owners to take responsibility for sheep worrying

Findings of a recent survey completed by the National Sheep Association (NSA) have revealed that less than 5% of sheep...

April 11, 2022

Dog dies in Cheshire sheep worrying incident

Dog dies in Cheshire sheep worrying incident

A dog has died as a result of a sheep worrying incident in Disley, Cheshire, northwest England, Cheshire Police Rural...

March 14, 2022

Ministers urged to use opportunity to legislate against sheep worrying

Ministers urged to use opportunity to legislate against sheep worrying

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is urging ministers to take advantage of current legislation passing through parliament and legislate to...

January 19, 2022

NSA issues advice on how best to deal with a sheep worrying attack

NSA issues advice on how best to deal with a sheep worrying attack

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is urging sheep farmers across the UK to update themselves with the latest guidance on...

December 8, 2021

NSA ready to #LeadOn the fight against sheep worrying by dogs

NSA ready to #LeadOn the fight against sheep worrying by dogs

With the devastating issue of sheep worrying by dogs continuing to affect sheep farmers and their flocks across the UK,...

April 25, 2021

NSA and RSPCA unite to raise public awareness of sheep worrying by dogs

NSA and RSPCA unite to raise public awareness of sheep worrying by dogs

The National Sheep Association (NSA) and Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) are uniting to highlight...

April 4, 2021

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

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

Lanarkshire farmer shoots dog caught worrying sheep

Lanarkshire farmer shoots dog caught worrying sheep

Police in Scotland have launched an appeal to find the owners of three dogs involved in a worrying incident which...

December 17, 2019

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

‘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

Cost of livestock attacks doubles to £285,000 in Wales

Cost of livestock attacks doubles to £285,000 in Wales

Dog attacks on livestock set Welsh farms back by a total of £285,000 last year – more than double the...

February 26, 2019

Scotland launches public consultation to tackle attacks on livestock

Scotland launches public consultation to tackle attacks on livestock

A Scottish politician has launched a consultation on her proposed Bill to give greater powers to police and courts in...

February 21, 2019

5 livestock worrying incidents reported in less than a month in Dorset

5 livestock worrying incidents reported in less than a month in Dorset

Officers at a rural police force say they have already dealt with five livestock worrying within the first four weeks...

February 5, 2019

Appeal following sheep worrying incident in Fraserburgh

Appeal following sheep worrying incident in Fraserburgh

Officers in Aberdeenshire are appealing for information after a recent sheep worrying incident at a field at Philorth Estate, Fraserburgh,...

February 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

Dog owner convicted after puppy kills lambs

Dog owner convicted after puppy kills lambs

A dog owner whose puppy attacked a flock of sheep, killing four lambs, has been ordered to pay more than...

January 11, 2019