Lambs killed

PUBLISHED: 02:01 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:56 15 June 2010

I have just returned from Ham Fields in Colyton, having found two of my lambs with their ears bitten off and drowned in a pond. They had clearly been chased and injured by dogs, forcing them into the pond. I am disgusted by the actions of a dog walker wh

I have just returned from Ham Fields in Colyton, having found two of my lambs with their ears bitten off and drowned in a pond. They had clearly been chased and injured by dogs, forcing them into the pond.I am disgusted by the actions of a dog walker who is aware of what has happened, but who hasn't the courtesy to notify anyone about it. They would probably call themselves animal lovers, but clearly have no control over their own. Where there is livestock, all dogs should be kept under control on the permitted footpaths. They should not be allowed to run freely around the fields, where there is no public right of way and where they frighten the livestock and create a serious problem for farmers.Local Farmer(Name and address supplied)


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