Sheep Worrying

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 3rd April 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the incidence of dogs worrying sheep.

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Defra and the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (AHWBE) recently met police forces, farming and rural interests groups to discuss the situation. Under the auspices of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, five police forces are collaborating to pilot more systematic data collection of incidents and good response practices.

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