Farmer who shot rampaging dogs releases picture of his injured sheep
Warning: Distressing images
Published 25/11/2016 | 12:07
The farmer whose sheep were attacked by dogs this week has released pictures of his injured sheep.
A sheep worrying incident reported to Gardai in Kildare between 3.30pm and 4pm on Tuesday. Gardai who attended the scene in Friarstown, Kildare found two dogs dead and a significant number of distressed sheep one of which was badly injured.
Gardai are currently investigating the incident.
IFA National Sheep Chairman, John Lynskey said that while a farmer is within their rights to shoot any dog worrying sheep on their land it's not a policy the IFA promotes. "We promote dog owners to act responsibly," he said.
He also said any farmer who comes across sheep attacking or worrying sheep can shoot the dogs. He also said that in such an instance a farmer must report the shooting to the Gardai within 24 hours.
Andy Cullen and his partner Joanne Meade were left devastated when two of their pet husky dogs were shot after breaking into a farmer's field in Kildare.