This week I attended a Westminster Hall debate this week on Wildlife Crime to raise his concerns on the lack of action taken on livestock worrying as well as a number of other issues.
Currently, the law states that livestock worrying is an offence committed by anyone who owns or is in charge of a dog which worries livestock. The term worrying means:
• Attacking livestock;
• Chasing livestock in such a way as may be reasonably expected to cause injury or suffering; in the case of ewes. This includes abortion or loss or reduction in the number of offspring;
• Not having a dog on a lead or under close control when close by, or in a field or enclosure with livestock. Read more “Westminster Hall Debate: Wildlife Crime”