Sheep Deaths in UK May Be Linked to Dog Fighting
It's lambing season all over the UK and farmers are aiming to keep their new little ones safe. Last week dog owners in Scotland were told to keep their animals under control around sheep herds. This BBC article reports that the recent rash of sheep and lamb deaths in England could be linked to dog fighting rings. Owners give their dogs a "taste for blood" by poaching easy prey - lambs.
On one occasion police said a gang of up to five poachers with torches was spotted near some sheep but fled when challenged by a farmer in a jeep.