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Welsh government urges public to keep dogs on lead near sheep

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Welsh government urges public to keep dogs on lead near sheep

North Wales

Date of alert:

Monday, 20 February 2023

Crime Ref:

Force:

Wales - North Wales Police

Dogs should be kept on a lead or under close control at all times when near livestock amid a rise in attacks, the Welsh government has said.

With lambing season underway, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths and Rural & Wildlife Crime Coordinator Rob Taylor have told the public to keep dogs under control around sheep and other livestock.

The latest figures based on claims data from NFU Mutual estimates dog attacks on UK farm animals cost £1.8 million in 2022.

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