Dog Owners Warned over Central Scotland Sheep Deaths
Several incidents of sheep deaths resulted in Scotland law enforcement sending warnings to dog owners: leash near livestock.
PC Barr added: "Farmers are entitled to shoot a dog if there is no other way to prevent livestock from being injured. Although the term 'sheep worrying' is used, the reality is that the sheep are chased to exhaustion and then eaten to death by a dog or dogs.
"This must be an excruciating death for the animal and causes a great deal of distress for farmers as well as a financial loss."