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Sheep Worrying is a Crime - A Dog Walker's Regret ...

With the Easter weekend almost upon us, the Rural Crime Team would like to remind people that we are in peak lambing season and if you are out and about enjoying the wonderful Wiltshire countryside with dogs, it is a good idea to keep them on a lead.

Watch this video and listen to what the dog walker has to say about her experience: Sheep Worrying is a Crime.

Livestock worrying is when a dog attacks or chases livestock on agricultural land or is at large in a field with sheep, which can result in significant injury or suffering and in the worst cases, death of the animals involved. This also has devastating consequences for livestock keepers, causing personal distress as well as significant financial costs.

If you see a dog worrying or attacking livestock call 999 or report online at or call 101 after an occurrence.

Phil Mackie

Wiltshire Police, Communications & Engagement Officer, Wiltshire


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