Action Needed Immediately Following Another Dog Attack on Sheep

Following another dog attack in Kerry recently, Kerry IFA Hill Farming Chair Pat O’Shea said Minister Charlie McConalogue and the Department must act now in relation to dog control legislation to ensure attacks like this don’t continue to carry devastating consequences.

“Unfortunately, we are left asking questions of the Minister and the Department on where the much-needed stronger dog control legislations are following a horrific attack in Kerry,” Pat O’Shea said.

“IFA have been tirelessly working for dog control laws to be strengthened up, but the Minister has failed to move quickly and we continue to see attacks like these devastate more farm families,” he said.

Stronger regulations were brought before Government Cabinet in the past few months which IFA recognised as a step in the right direction but no more progress has been made to prevent dog attacks on livestock.

IFA are again appealing to all dog owners to be extra vigilant of their dogs and their whereabouts at all times.

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