Dog walkers reminded to respect the countryside

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is stressing the importance of continued vigilance from dog walkers following its recent, well-supported campaign to highlight the trouble caused by sheep worrying.

Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 8:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 9:01 am
Dead lambs at Snitter, which were believed to have been victims of a dog attack.

NSA took to social-media platforms to spread and increase awareness of the devastating problem, sharing personal case studies, statistics and hard-hitting graphics and photographs with the wide-reaching audiences of Twitter and Facebook.

Katie James, NSA communications officer, said: “During the intensive week-long campaign, our data shows more than 250,000 people saw, interacted or shared our campaign messages. In addition, the campaign kick-started many others to get involved with the fight against this serious issue.”

Earlier this month, the Gazette reported that three lambs were killed after a suspected dog attack at a farm at Snitter.

It was the latest in a line of similar incidents throughout Northumberland in recent years.