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5 July 2021

The NSA continues to campaign to support responsible dog ownership, to protect our members livelihoods, to reduce stress and anxiety and are looking for your support.

  • 50% Increased costs of sheep worrying in 2021 New figures show huge rise in cost of dog attacks on livestock (
  • 67% of respondents have witnessed an increase in attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic Survey Results | Dog Owners | National Sheep Association
  • The lack of clarity in the Country Code in defining “under close control” puts farmers and dog owners in a difficult, potentially conflicting position.
  • There is very little to contained in the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to prevent the number of incidents in the first instance, that are increasing year-on-year
  • There are significant and very welcome improvements to support the police and rural crime teams, but after an offence of livestock worrying has occurred.

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The SVS is the leading UK professional society who specialise in sheep health and welfare.

In joining our society you can expect information and support relating to sheep veterinary care including: access to our private members forum, and support from veterinarians experts for their interest and knowledge in sheep related care.

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