Anonymous

Essex

My family and I are mixed beef, sheep and arable farmers. We have had problems with dog worrying in the past and lost several sheep over the years. One example was in the middle of the night when we had an attack on our rams, with four of them having their throats badly cut. Two of them died later in the summer. We had another attack in the middle of the night not long after. Again, two or three sheep had their throats ripped but were not killed, and one was killed outright. We had another fatal attack on some lambs and this time the dog was caught in the act. It belonged to a neighbour of ours who had been allowing it to roam. The police impounded the dog and eventually it had to be rehomed.

A ram with injuries to its throat.
A ram with injuries to its throat.