The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the conviction on four charges under the Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 of two dog owners whose husky type dog attacked and injured livestock belonging to a UFU member in the Lisburn area. The District Judge also imposed court control conditions on the dog.
Reflecting on the outcome of the Court case UFU Deputy President Victor Chestnutt said: “It is encouraging to see our local dog wardens and Council’s taking action against irresponsible dog owners and this case again highlights the seriousness of incidences of Livestock Worrying. I very much welcome the action taken against the owners of the dog involved in this case and I would again use this opportunity to remind all dog owners that a farmer can take action to protect his/her flock and/or herd and this can involve shooting the dog involved.”
The Ulster Farmers’ Union would again encourage all members to ensure that all incidences of livestock worrying are reported to their local dog warden via any of the telephone numbers below: