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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07287: Gail Ross (Caithness, Sutherland and Ross)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 16 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle the incidence of dog attacks on farm livestock.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 8 March 2017

Any incident of livestock worrying is a concern and that is why we are fully supporting the campaign launched recently by Police Scotland to highlight the importance of dog owners keeping their pets under control when walking in rural areas. This campaign, is being run in conjunction with the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime, Scottish National Heritage and the representative body Land and Estates, and is timed to coincide with spring lambing season.