Graphic images released after Husky shot-to-death on ‘lamb killing rampage’
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Graphic images have been released after a dog was shot dead after it went on a lamb killing rampage.
A Husky was gunned down in a Cotswolds field after the owner left it off its lead, and now Gloucestershire Police have published images of the bloodbath, GloucestershireLive reports.
Gloucestershire's Rural Crime Time wrote on Twitter: "Is this upsetting and offensive? Probably, but this is what happened.
"The Husky was unfortunately shot whilst on a killing rampage. Keep dogs on a lead; it's lambing season!"
This week the National Farmers Union (NFU) said attacks on livestock have cost farmers a staggering £1.3 million in 2020 alone, a 10% hike from the previous year.
Rebecca Davidson, rural affairs specialist at NFU Mutual, said: "With millions more people walking in the countryside as Covid restrictions continue and an increase in dog ownership, we have seen many more horrific attacks resulting in large numbers of sheep being killed and a trail of horrific injuries.
"These attacks cause unbearable suffering to farm animals as well as huge anxiety for farmers and their families as they deal with the aftermath.
"It’s a critical time in the farming calendar and there is widespread concern as we enter the peak lambing season, that there will be a surge in new visitors who are simply unaware of the countryside code or how their dog will behave around farm animals."
At the start of 2021, Gloucestershire Police warned about numerous worrying incidents concerning sheep following reports from farmers.
Police urged dog owners to keep their pets on a lead and under control.
A spokesman said in February: "We are asking dog owners to keep their pets under control following a number of animals being attacked and killed by dogs in recent weeks."
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