Жители Холиуэлла в Северном Уэльсе выражают поддержку фермеру Вину Уильямсу, который застрелил двух собак растерзавших накануне несколько овец.
В декабре прошлого года беременная овца умерла после нападения собак в Деганви.
В ноябре семь овец зверски убиты собаками в Англси вблизи Роснейгер.
В октябре в Грэйт Орм хаски убивает овец. Эта порода печально зарекомендовала себя как самая агрессивная.
В июле немецкая овчарка была застрелена фермером после очередного нападения, оставив после себя 10 растерзанных овец в Эрлас Холл возле Рексхэм.
В жутком нападении собак в Санкт-Асафа погибло 20 овец, больше половины из которых утонуло при попытке переплыть реку, спасаясь от собак.
В нескольких случаях овцы распуганные собаками пропадали.
В июне прошлого года "Дейли пост" опубликовала данные о том, что за 12 месяцев в Северном Уэльсе собаки совершили 108 нападений на овец. Причем в эти данные включены случаи при которых пострадало более одной овцы.
Закон позволяет фермерам отстреливать не сопровождаемых людьми собак для предотвращения нападений на скот.
Представитель Королевского общества защиты животных Юлия Уратхол призвала владельцев собак строго соблюдать правила и не допускать свободного выгула собак.
Overwhelming support for Holywell farmer who killed dogs savaging sheep. 08.01.2016
Overwhelming support for Holywell farmer who killed dogs savaging sheep
NFU and charities call for dog owners to keep pets on lead to reduce number livestock deaths
One of the first 2016 sheep attacks in North Wales which saw a farmer shoot two dogs has prompted fresh calls to keep pets under control.
Wyn Williams killed two lurchers that savaged his livestock and at least six injured in an attack at Ffyddion Farm, Lloc, near Holywell yesterday.
It continues a pattern in 2015 which saw dozens of sheep injured and dogs killed in incidents throughout the year.
In June last year the Daily Post reported there had been 108 dog attacks over the previous 12 months involving more than one sheep, averaging nine a month across North Wales.
Under the law farmers are entitled to kill dogs they believe are worrying their livestock.
Today farm union officials and charities pleaded again for owners to keep their pets on leads.
Farmers Union Wales (FUW) Caernarfon County executive officer, Gwynedd Watkin, said: “The public needs to be aware of how dangerous their pets can be to livestock if they are being chased or, even worse, attacked by dogs on the loose.
“Alongside animal injury and mortality, livestock worrying can also cause grazing parcels to be lost, if sheep are too stressed to return to the land.
“The union is appealing to all dog owners to ensure that they keep their dogs on leads whenever they see livestock in the same field as their dogs, even though that may be on the side of a mountain where the animals maybe a long way away."
A Dogs Trust spokeswoman said: “Dogs Trust would like to remind all dog owners to be cautious and keep their dogs under close control to ensure they do not worry livestock or stray onto neighbouring land.
"Prevention is key to ensure both animals remain safe."
Sheila Stewart who runs Capricorn Animal Rescue Centre, near Mold, said: “Its not the farmers fault, its not the dogs fault, it is the fault of the dog owners who need to keep their pets under control.
“The damage the dogs can cause is terrible and the farmer had no choice but to shoot the dogs to protect his sheep.”
In December last year a pregnant ewe died after a dog attack at the Vardre in Deganwy.
November saw seven brutally killed over a month, who were savaged at field near Rhosneigr.
October saw a sheep on the Great Orme died after jumping from a ledge in a desperate bid to escape a husky attack.
In July an Alsatian was shot dead by a farmer after yet another horrific sheep attack left 10 sheep dead on farm land near Erlas Hall, Wrexham.
Dr Julia Wrathall, RSPCA chief scientific officer, said: “Dog owners should keep their dogs on a lead and under control when walking near livestock or in fields where they suspect farm animals could be grazing.
“We would also urge farmers to have good fencing to protect their stock and would encourage them to put up prominent signs to warn dog walkers that there are farm animals in fields.”
Foto^ Wyn Williams had to shoot two dogs that were killing lambs.
Flintshire farmer shoots two dogs that killed three sheep
Six more of the flock were wounded in the horrific attack on a farm at Lloc near Holywell
A farmer had to shoot two dogs that killed three of his sheep in a savage attack on his Flintshire farm.
At least six others were wounded before Wyn Williams shot the two lurchers at Ffyddion Farm, Lloc, near Holywell.
Mr Williams was at a St Asaph market when he received a call at about 11am today saying his flock was being attacked at the farm.
He rushed back and picked up a gun to kill the two dogs and save the rest of his terrified livestock.
A furious Mr Williams, of Llety’r Bugail Farm said it was happening too much in the farming community.
He does not blame the dogs but the owners for letting them loose, which left him with no choice but to destroy the animals.
One of the lambs had his face torn off, another was half eaten at the scene while the last had terrible wounds to its neck.
Mr Williams, who was keeping 800 sheep at the Ffyffion Farm, said: "I don’t know if the dogs had been dumped here.
'It's happening too much'
“One of the dogs had been chipped so it may be possible to trace who the owner is.
“I keep about 800 sheep at the farm and there are 74 in the field where the attack happened.
“It’s happening too much in the farming community.
“I was left with no choice, I had to protect the rest. These are killing machines and the damage they caused was terrible.
“One of the sheep had his face ripped off. There are about six others wounded. The flock are still worried and I will have to see if there any more deaths.
'I don't blame the dogs I blame the owners'
“Luckily they were not breeding ewes, otherwise I could have been losing their young as well.
“I don’t blame the dogs, I blame the owners, however some don’t seem to care.
“But I would not have been able to sleep tonight if I had not caught them in the field, once they taste blood, they could have come back.
“I will definitely prosecute if I find out who did it.”
Mr Williams said it is not the first time his sheep, which currently cost about £80 each, have been attacked and he has had to shoot dogs to defend his flock.
A North Wales Police spokesman confirmed the force’s rural team were investigating the attack.
“We received a call at 12.48pm to reports that two dogs had been destroyed that were attacking sheep on land.
“The rural crime team has been contacted and are investigating.
“We would urge any dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead near livestock.”
Pregnant ewe dies after Deganwy dog attack
The sheep was savaged by a large black dog on land at the Vardre at about 4pm yesterday
A pregnant ewe has died after a dog attack in Conwy.
The sheep was savaged by a large black dog on land at the Vardre in Deganwy at about 4pm yesterday.
The dog caused extensive rear right leg injuries to the animal, which was owned by a local farmer and had to be destroyed after the attack.
Police are now appealing for anybody with information to get in touch.
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Sgt Rob Taylor, North Wales Police rural crime officer, said a witness saw a man walking three dogs.
The dog said to have carried out the attack was a large one with a dark coat and white tail.
The man also had a yellow dog and a jet black dog, and all three were said to be off the lead.
After the incident, Sgt Taylor tweeted: “How frustrating, how mindless, how cruel. Message to irresponsible dog owners. Use a lead if you are going near sheep . Court, fine, think.”
Sgt Taylor added: “I feel like a stuck record. People are not listening, ending up in court and getting fines, and dogs are also being destroyed.”
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call North Wales Police on 101 and quote reference S183977.
Dozen St Asaph farm lambs drown fleeing dog mauling that leaves twelve others dead
Up to two dozen sheep are thought to have been killed in what police said was horrific attack in Denbighshire
Two dozen sheep are thought dead after a “horrific” dog attack in St Asaph.
Police say three sheep and nine lambs were savaged by the animal, and another 12 young lambs are believed drowned.
The farmer believes they had tried to escape from the attack by going into a nearby river.
Sgt Rob Taylor from the North Wales Police Rural Crime Team says officers are currently on the way to the scene.
He said: “It happened in a field near a farm on Lower Denbigh Road on Wednesday. A passing motorist saw a dog in a field attacking sheep.
“Three sheep and nine lambs have been killed and the farmer says 12 more are missing. He thinks they may have drowned in the river trying to get away.”
Sgt Taylor tweeted about the attack, adding: “Despite prosecutions, heavy fines, dog destruction orders, campaigns, social media awareness some dog owners still don’t listen. #sheep.”
Chris Holmes @holmesey44 responded to his message saying: “@NWPRuralCrime Keep dogs on a lead near farmland! It’s not rocket science!”
Fiona @FionaJDavies argued: “@NWPRuralCrime we need DNA introduced, and a revamp of footpath rules, a field with a path doesn’t mean it’s a dogs playground.”
According to a recent Freedom of Information request by the Daily Post, sheep are being attacked and savaged by dogs nine times a month across North Wales.
Officers are relying on specially collated data to tackle the growing problem, with the force’s Rural Crime Team now gather daily statistics to show the horrific extent of dog attacks.
Figures show that in the last 12 months there were 108 incidents recorded, with the majority involving more than one sheep. The county with the highest number was Gwynedd with 27, nearly three times that of Wrexham with 10.
And it’s not just sheep being attacked.
In April, eight cows had to be put down after being savaged by dogs on Anglesey.
Anglesey dog attack leaves seven sheep dead in a month
North Wales Police's Rural Crime Team are appealing for witnesses to the 'awful crime' which happened in a field near Rhosneigr
Seven sheep have been brutally killed in horrific dog attacks on Anglesey .
The animals were all savaged in a field near Rhosneigr over a month-long period.
North Wales Police are appealing for information in tracking down the dog responsible and its owner.
PC Dewi Evans, of the force’s Rural Crime Team, said the animals suffered appalling neck injuries in the incidents in a farmer’s field in Llanfaelog near Ty Croes.
He said: “It’s not been caused by a fox, it’s a dog. They are quite horrific injuries. All were already killed when the farmer found them, mainly through severe neck injuries.”
The dead animals are believed to be Welsh Mountain Sheep.
PC Evans added: “We feel it’s an awful crime. The dog owner can crack on for the day without telling the farmer what’s happened. It’s like making off from a road traffic accident.”
But police accept that there’s a chance that the dog owner may not know his dog is to blame.
He said the owner could have gone out to work, the dog could have wandered off, savaged the sheep, and returned later in the day.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rural Crime Team by calling 101.
Sheep jumps from Great Orme ledge in bid to escape husky attack
It is the fourth attack on livestock by this breed of dog in the last fortnight which has been linked to Game of Thrones
A sheep on the Great Orme died after jumping from a ledge in a desperate bid to escape a husky attack.
The livestock attack on Sunday was the fourth involving a husky in less than two weeks.
Sergeant Rob Taylor of the North Wales Police rural crime team said the attack in Llandudno was “shocking” and added: “How many more times is this breed of dog going to be involved?
“Definitely an owner issue, but we have had so many by this breed of dog its unbelievable.”
Sgt Taylor said the husky was off the lead when it started to chase a sheep on the famous tourist spot.
The sheep then tried to escape by jumping from a ledge but died in the fall.
There are fears the surge could be simply down to an increase in ownership as the breed are popularised through smash hit TV show Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones link to rise in husky attacks
On Friday a husky attacked sheep near Holyhead on Anglesey.
A sheep’s tail was ripped off by the dog.
Officers were able to identify the owner and said the rural crime team were investigating.
Earlier this month Sgt Taylor said the force were investigating the “huge” increase in husky-related livestock attacks.
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Speaking to the Daily Post Sgt Taylor said: “It used to be Alsatians a lot but now every time they ring me it always seems to be a husky.”
According to a recent Freedom of Information request by the Daily Post, sheep are being attacked and savaged by dogs nine timesa month across North Wales.
Officers are relying on specially collated data to tackle the growing problem, with the force’s rural crime team now gather daily statistics to show the horrific extent of dog attacks.