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Animal welfare
BVA support for campaign to keep dogs on leads near livestock

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THE BVA has lent its support to a campaign encouraging walkers to keep dogs on leads when near livestock. The campaign is being headed by the Farmers Guardian and aims to improve relationships in rural areas.

Figures obtained by Farmers Guardian under Freedom of Information requests to UK police forces showed that there were more than 1000 reported attacks on livestock by dogs in 2013, an increase on the 691 reported in 2011. According to the figures, livestock were killed in 211 of the reported …

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