National Sheep Chairman of IFA calls on dog owners to take more responsibility

The National Sheep Chairman of the IFA has today called on dog owners in Donegal to address their responsibilities after the recent increase in attacks on sheep across the country.

Speaking to Highland radio, chairman James Murphy stated that with Donegal’s large sheep population, it is important that a zero tolerance policy is taken by farmers to ensure the safety of their flock.

With the industry worth almost 40million euro to the Donegal region, Mr Murphy stated that under the law, farmers are entitled to take whatever steps necessary to protect their sheep against marauding dogs on their lands.

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