Sheep lying dead in a yard after a dog attack©Design Pics Inc/REX/Shutterstock
Dog attacks on sheep are unacceptably high across the UK – despite public awareness campaigns. Figures Farmers Weekly has obtained on sheep worrying attacks across the country from 2015-17 reveal the problem is endemic across the UK, on average resulting in one dog shot dead each week. Our investigation suggests significant under-reporting by farmers, so in many counties recorded incidents are likely to be the tip of the iceberg. Rural policing budgets are stretched and forces struggle to properly investigate […]