Unsupervised dogs will be shot
is the heading of a letter to the Berwick Advertiser
the townee cousin of the Berwickshire News"SIR,-For the fourth time this year one of my sheep has been mauled by a dog!
I have not personally observed these events happening. But I have decided that, in future, any dog not properly supervised will be shot.
I do realise that to many of your readers this will seem harsh. However, if anyone has seen the result of a dog attack they would surely agree with me.
The sight of a lamb with the skin of its face torn off or so badly bitten that the bone of its back leg is exposed is quite an horrific one.
I do appreciate that most dog owners are very responsible. To be privileged to have a dog and walking on Goswick beach is a fantastic experience.
Dogs are, by their nature, hunter and need to be fully controlled, more so especially when there is livestock about.
I do not want to carry out my threat so please keep control of your pet at all times"
Bully for him.
Perhaps incontinent curs could be added to the cull.
And Spitall Beach be added to Ground Zero
(Even if you enlarge this image of Spitall Beach you can't quite see the dog crap. But believe me
it is there)
Labels: Dogs will be shot. Dog Poo, Sheep worrying, Spittall