Barrow dog ‘didn’t deserve to die’
Last updated at 09:57, Wednesday, 16 January 2013
A DEVASTATED pet owner has described how her five-year-old daughter has cried herself to sleep every night since their dog was shot dead by a farmer.
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Everyone just needs to realise that Sheep know when farmers dogs are chasing them. they enjoy being rounded up. This does not stress them in any way. They also get pinned down and shaved with noisy clippers. But actually they find it quite relaxing. They also get hauled about in noisy camped trailers. But Sheep dont mind this. They end up in slaughter houses where they are humanely slaughtered using massive jolts of electricity. Its all very serene.Just, whatever you do.... Do not allow YOUR dog near them. They might keel over and die.
I feel sorry for the child whose pet has died, but agree with the farmer. Irresponsible dog owners, who allow dogs to escape and allow them to run free should be fined. Last year a bulldog ran after my child into his own house. Frightening my child who now has a fear of dogs. Once an animal has the taste for killing and blood its twice as likely to kill again, sheep, child, cat. If that was my income and life stock which is probably in season this time of year, I would have shot the dog also.
@Doglover - "If the farmer came into my garden frightening my animals and kids I wouldnt be allowed to shoot him" how can you compare the 2 scenarios, Townies again not respecting or understanding how rural rules work! If the someone came into your garden scaring your animals and children you would call the police who would be there in minutes because human life is vauled, and quite rightly, more than that of an animal. therefore your point is completely invalid!!
If you own a dog you MUST control it, the law is on the farmers side as is should be!!