Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Heartbreak as lambs slaughtered in dog attack

ABOUT 40 lambs at a farm in Hambleden were slaughtered in a dog attack

Warning: Some images may upset readers

ABOUT 40 lambs at a farm in Hambleden were slaughtered in a dog attack.

The owners of Bowden & Sons, which are based at Mill End Farm, found the dead livestock on Saturday morning.

Isobel Bowden made an appeal on Facebook for dog owners to ensure their pets are shut in at night.

She posted images of the dead lambs as well as some of their injuries.


Ms Bowden said: “I have debated with myself whether to post this but I think it’s necessary to make people realise the damage dogs out of control can do.

“It is not the dogs’ fault — they are animals with instinct and it is your responsibility as owners to keep them away from livestock for their sakes as well as the poor defenseless animals that will be their prey.

“For the lambs that we have worked endlessly to deliver and care to be wiped out in one field overnight is truly heartbreaking, as it would be for any farmer.”




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