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A Sligo Councillor who previously defended fox hunting by horses and hounds is now calling for the practice of dog-baiting to be made illegal. Dog baiting involves foxes, hares and rabbits being flushed out of dens by Terrier dogs, with lurcher dogs then chasing and killing the animals. At last…

Farmers have not ruled out protest action over the Minister for Agriculture’s introduction of a new electronic tagging system. Earlier this month Minister Michael Creed confirmed that from October 1st next sheep must be electronically tagged prior to slaughter. Farmers say it’s come at the worst possible time as they…

With the busy lambing season on the way, dog owners are being warned to keep their animals under control at all times It follows a sheep attack in County Sligo this week during which three sheep were killed and others injured in the Rosses Point area. Sligo County Concil’s dog…

The IFA wants stronger action to be taken to deal with the ongoing problem of marauding dog attacks on sheep flocks. IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey says that with the darker evenings and nights this time of year, dog attacks increase He says some of these attacks have been…