POLICE ISSUE WARNING TO DOG OWNERS AS LIVESTOCK WORRYING REPORTS INCREASE

Police on the Isle of Wight have issued a warning to dog owners to always keep their animals under control and in sight following an increased number of livestock worrying incidents.

Officers from the Countrywatch team say that over the Past month they have seen an increase in livestock worrying incidents reported across the Island.

A warning to always keep dogs under control and in sight has now been issued, with some key reminders for those visiting the countryside.

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The countryside, parks and the coast are great places to exercise your dog but you need to consider other users and wildlife.

  • Keep your dog under effective control to make sure it stays away from wildlife, livestock, horses and other people unless invited
  • Always keep your dog on a lead or in sight
  • Be confident your dog will return on command
  • Make sure your dog does not stray from the path or area where you have right of access
  • Always check local signs as there are situations when you must keep your dog on a lead for all or part of the year
  • It is good practice wherever you are to keep your dog on a lead around livestock. A farmer can shoot a dog that is attacking or chasing livestock
  • Let your dog off the lead if you feel threatened by livestock or horses. Do not risk getting hurt protecting your dog. Releasing your dog will make it easier for you both to reach safety
  • Make sure your dog is microchipped

Please report incident via 101 or online.  If you see it happening please ring 999.

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colin barton
colin barton
3 months ago

Shoot he dog owners then shoot the dogs!

Name
Name
Reply to  colin barton
3 months ago

How about shoot you, with a bluderbuss loaded with dog dung

Sunshine
Sunshine
3 months ago

Here we go again. Bloody clueless dog owners. Like I’ve said before, some think it’s their dogs given right to be let off lead and allowed to run. Dogs MUST be kept under control when around livestock.
WAKE UP stupid people, it’s not difficult.
The farmer should fire a shotgun cartridge up in the air as a warning shot, that will wake the idiots up.
They are legally within the law to shoot the dog who is bothering their livestock. But in my opinion, it’s not the dogs fault, it’s the owners.
Shoot the clueless owners yeah!!!!!

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  Sunshine
3 months ago

What are the sheep doing in a public park anyway ?
They should be kept locked up on a farm where they belong.

Richard D Hall
Richard D Hall
3 months ago

If any of the farmers involved or have experienced anything like this incident. Please watch my documentary SILENT KILLERS which can be found on my YouTube channel and contact me if you have experienced any of the events mentioned in the film.

Kind regards
Richard Hall

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
3 months ago

love the image of the sheep – glaring at the camera!

jimdigriz
jimdigriz
Reply to  isle of wighter
3 months ago

My mate Taff says it’s giving him a come hither look….

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
3 months ago

If a dog is seen worrying stock the farmer could and should shoot it.

Name
Name
3 months ago

Isn’t it a lack of congruence this topic….

It’s ok for people to shoot dogs that are disturbing live stock, yet it’s ok for people to corral livestock by the millions for slaughter.
You hear people say “shoot the owners” when their dog is acting out of instinct, but yet it’s ok to nurture livestock with care only to bring them the ultimate betrayal when they go under the knife.

People have disturbed mindsets

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Name
3 months ago

Human beings are omnivore – everything, eats everything else one way or another – even the herbivores eat insects whether they like it or not. if you are buried after death, you are eaten by creatures that live underground. If you die at home an no one notices and you have a pet cat, that cannot get out, it will eat you. carnivorous sea creatures/land based animals and birds chase down others and ruthlessly kill and eat them – they naturally prey on the weak/vulnerable/old/disabled as they are easy pickings for lunch. dolphins are shown to be friendly, intelligent and caring creatures, yet they work as a team, in conjunction with birds/sharks etc, to corral huge bait balls of fish to eat by the tens of thousands. Killer whales play with their food, whilst it is still alive – throwing it to each other and then sometimes discarding it, whilst… Read more »

Name
Name
Reply to  isle of wighter
3 months ago

i was talking about humans, not a series narrated by David Attenborough you plonker.

yes, humans do have disturbed mindsets, they try to control and manipulate everything.

Malc keating
Malc keating
3 months ago

Surely this is more to do with humans respecting other humans!!
If you own live stock you want to protect it so is it not the best thing as a dog owner to RESPECT the request of a farmer and keep your dog ON A LEAD when in the vicinity of live stock! How difficult is it to keep your dog on a lead, is it going to traumatise your dog like it traumatises your lose dog chasing the live stock?? I don’t think so!!! I’m a dog owner & keep my dog on a lead when out walking at all times…
It’s called respecting others!

 

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