Published on: 22/05/2012 02:18 PMReported by: roving-eye
At approximately 10.00am yesterday a German Shepherd and a Terrier type dog escaped from their owner and managed to get into a field at the end of Old Hollow Lane (Marsh Lane) Banks.
Unfortunately the field had Tupping Sheep in it. Three of these sheep were killed by the dogs and a further seven were humanely put down by a local vet. The two dogs were shot by a local farmer.
Field where the incident occurred.
Wool on wire fence where the sheep tried to escape.
Green arrow indicates where the incident took place.
The owner of the dogs is extremely upset by the incident and has offered to compensate the farmer for his loss.
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The dog owner should be prosecuted for being so irresponsible !!
Yep, You have a dog, or dogs, YOU are responsible for what they do!
Very sad, but , That,s life, The farmer was quite within his rights.
Been on that walk a zillion times with my dog, There are cows there as well,
Just think a bit ahead, Snap the lead on,
So sorry for the owners, A mistake, maybe, and lost there dogs
Last edited by zepplin; 22/05/2012 at 03:19 PM.
Its a shame for the dog owners, maybe they are otherwise good owners that on this occasion the dogs got out, or maybe not I dont know.... but they should pay for the sheep, the bullets and compensate the land owner.
A long time ago I asked my friend " hey wheres your great big black dog " he had been on holiday with his girlfriend and took the dog, they were going across fields and the farmer/land owner came up to them and shot the dog right at thier feet, he apparently just had a zero tolerance to dogs on his land, and said it was frightening the sheep. From what I remember they didnt argue there and then with this chap and his 12 bore and they didnt get satisfaction legally.
would rather have not seen that, very upsetting
totally disgusting feeling the need to put these pictures up, totally out of order. maybe the need to put report up but no need for graphic images. Dont blame the dogs one bit its down to the owner. I am a responsible dog owner of 2 dogs and only ever come off the lead in a secure enclosure.
Very disappointed you feel the need to put these pictures up
Wow!!! You were warned, hardly the most shocking of pictures, I think you would see worse in pretty much any newspaper.
Originally Posted by cityboy7
Some people must have lived very sheltered lives.
Did you not read the heading.
Originally Posted by cityboy7
It indicated that there were graphic photos. I was expecting MORE pics. I did however scroll quickly over them.
Im so disgusted about the incident , do we need to aVe these awful photos which are really
Originally Posted by 2STEPS-IN-FRONT
Upsetting thanks southport gb.The owner needs naming and shaMing x
I don't see the problem with these pictures. There was a explicit warning and at the end of the day these are pictures of animals and not humans.
Originally Posted by Missyfanny
There could however have been pictures of savaged children if things had turned out differently.
From the info provided by posters (if factually correct) the police need to investigate whether charges should be bought and whether the owner should be allowed to keep animals again.
Showing these pictures is totally acceptable to remind irresponsible dog owners of the harm their pets can cause to livestock. I have seen more graphic images on signs nailed to gates and fences on farmland reminding people of the danger their dogs pose. As a dog owner myself, I fully support the farmer's action. These sound like dangerous dogs that are better off dead!
So rack of lamb is OK to look at in a butchers shop or cling filmed in Tesco, but not OK to look at when still attached to the lamb ?
Originally Posted by cityboy7
Also, looks like the dogs were allowed 'to chomp' for a while looking at the amount of fur and flesh removed ?
Some people need to get a grip on real life ! Go and spend half an hour in an abattoir, you'll soon see where your meats come from - it ain't always pleasant ! But it's real !
Look at it the butchers, imagine it running around a field, it's all the same.
95% of all animals are bred for human food. That's what happens. Otherwise what's the point of a bull - cow - chicken - pig - lamb - sheep - even ducks! They are not there just to look at !
Still think the dogs/owner was way out of order.
Very sad. As regards to the pictures, it clearly states they are graphic. It's not like any children would be using this site. Also it proves as to why the dogs needed to be shot even though a farmer is within his right to do so it, he clearly was left with very little choice in this case. It is his livestock and livelihood at stake. I have two dogs. One is a bit untrustworthy with selective deafness when near livestock one is utterly obedient, guess which one goes on the lead ???? It's not hard to judge. Even when on a new walk ... you continually are thinking ahead in case there is a road or livestock coming up .......My main point is thank God it was not a child .....makes me shudder to even think about it .....
There are a large number of people who own dogs and the most of these people are responsible owners taking care of their animals and ensuring that their animals do not annoy other people.
There are other dog owners who really are pathetic - they own a dog so that they can have control over something! That dog is theirs and because it is under their control, the dog can do anything it wants to do and everyone else can go to hell! The dogs are not trained and often the care that they are given is neglible and even cruel.
The law does not go far enough - the farmer should have shot the owner as well!