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SHEEP WORRYING … Did you know it is an offence to allow a dog to worry sheep?


… It is an offence to allow a dog to worry sheep

… Worrying includes attacking or chasing sheep.

… And, in some circumstances,  farmers are legally entitled to shoot dogs if they are endangering their sheep


Please see attached some information relating to:

  • Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953
  • Countryside and Rights of Way Act 
  • The  Countryside Code for England and Wales

Sheep worrying ( It is an offence _ Dogs (protection of livestock) act 1953 _ The countryside and right of way act (CROW Act )


And further information can be found here:





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