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Protect your dog. Protect livestock.

Livestock worrying is when a dog chases and/or attacks livestock in rural or agricultural areas. Wiltshire is a vast rural county and agriculture dominates 73% of our landscape. 

I want to take the time to pass some important messages regarding livestock worrying:

• Keep dogs on a short lead when around livestock.
• Clear up after your dog as faeces can harm cattle and sheep – and humans too!
• Your actions can affect other people's lives and livelihoods.
• Tampering with farm signs and electric fences that are intended to everybody keep safe could have serious consequences.
• Please do not remove signs that are there to keep people safe and always leave gates how you found them - or follow instructions on signs on gates.
• If you see a dog or dogs chasing livestock please call 999 and provide as much information as possible.
• Photo or video evidence of any dogs may help if you can do so safely.


To report wildlife crime you can report incidents online using the Rural Crime Reporting Tool or call 101 after an event or 999 if a crime is in progress.

Livestock worrying has a huge impact on landowners. Please read the above and look at the information poster attached for more information on the matter. 





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Jody Kinge
(Police, PC, Amesbury NPT)

Neighbourhood Alert Cyber Essentials