Calls for immediate action after another dog attack on sheep in Ireland

Published Jun 21, 2023

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Kerry Irish Farmers' Association hill farming chair, Pat O'Shea called for immediate action following another dog attack on sheep.

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Kerry Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) hill farming chair, Pat O’Shea has called for immediate action following another dog attack on sheep. O’Shea said the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue and his department must act “now” in relation to dog control legislation to ensure attacks like this don’t continue to carry devastating consequences. He said: “Unfortunately, we are left asking questions of the minister and the department on where the much-needed stronger dog control legislations are following an horrific attack in Kerry. “IFA [has] been tirelessly working for dog control laws to be strengthened up, but the minister has failed to move quickly and we continue to see attacks like these devastate more farm families.” Dog attack The IFA said it recognised the stronger regulations that were brought before the Cabinet in recent months “as a step in the right direction but no more progress has been made to prevent dog attacks on livestock”. ...
Source: AgriLand
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