Dog attacked sheep in field

Dog attacked sheep in field

Dog attacked sheep in field

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A 79-year-old woman agreed to pay a farmer £155 after her dog attacked one of his sheep.

The woman’s border collie cross dog injured the lamb in a field off Medcroft Road, Tackley, last Monday at about 8.30am. The sheep later had to be put down.

She came forward to police and agreed to pay the money as part of a restorative justice disposal order for allowing her dog to be dangerously out of control.

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9:24am Mon 11 Aug 14

snert says...

At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you.

At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment".
At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you. At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment". snert
  • Score: 9

10:19am Mon 11 Aug 14

EMBOX2 says...

snert wrote:
At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you.

At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment".
Agreed, the last thing you want is for a dog to be destroyed for this.

It is, I note, a border collie - a breed with sheep working ingrained. It is to be expected that it may chase sheep, because that's what they do...
[quote][p][bold]snert[/bold] wrote: At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you. At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment".[/p][/quote]Agreed, the last thing you want is for a dog to be destroyed for this. It is, I note, a border collie - a breed with sheep working ingrained. It is to be expected that it may chase sheep, because that's what they do... EMBOX2
  • Score: 8

9:16pm Mon 11 Aug 14

onemorething says...

snert wrote:
At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you.

At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment".
I would instantly kill any dog found worrying sheep: not because of 'justice/punishment/
retribution or revenge' bur because a dog that has done it once is more likely to do it again. The welfare impact on the next sheep to be attacked by that dog is far worse than a painless lethal injection.
A well-trained dog does not chase anything without its owner's permission. Rabbit, sheep or scared child.
[quote][p][bold]snert[/bold] wrote: At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you. At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment".[/p][/quote]I would instantly kill any dog found worrying sheep: not because of 'justice/punishment/ retribution or revenge' bur because a dog that has done it once is more likely to do it again. The welfare impact on the next sheep to be attacked by that dog is far worse than a painless lethal injection. A well-trained dog does not chase anything without its owner's permission. Rabbit, sheep or scared child. onemorething
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