Farmers concern a rise within the variety of canine homeowners throughout lockdown will gasoline assaults on sheep throughout the lambing season.
There was a surge in canine possession throughout the pandemic and plenty of new homeowners shall be taking their pets into the countryside for the primary time as restrictions ease.
Canines off the leash is usually a grave threat to pregnant ewes who can miscarry lambs when attacked or frightened.
Stricter legal guidelines are on account of come into power later this yr to permit courts at hand down harsher sentences on these whose canines fear livestock. Police consider a key development within the assaults is the quantity taking place when the proprietor is current as they’re strolling their pet within the countryside versus