2nd June 2016

Off the leash: what the law says about dog attacks on livestock

In light of an increase in the number of attacks – in 2015 the number of cases was up 35 per cent on the previous year – what course of action is open to farmers seeking to protect their livestock and reduce the risk of significant financial loss?

In light of an increase in the number of attacks – in 2015 the number of cases was up 35 per cent on the previous year – what course of action is open to farmers seeking to protect their livestock and reduce the risk of significant financial loss?

Thrings associate solicitor Robert James, a specialist in dealing with dispute resolution cases in the agriculture sector, speaks to Farmers Weekly about dog attacks on livestock, and explains the respective positions of farmers and dog owners in the context of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953, and the Animals Act 1971.

Click here to read Robert’s article in full.


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