Let's get a grip on this

LET S get a grip on this. As a long-standing dog walker who has used the heath for well over 20 years, not only for dog walking but for family picnics and other social events, I feel I must comment on the ridiculous who s got more right to be there ar

LET'S get a grip on this.

As a long-standing dog walker who has used the heath for well over 20 years, not only for dog walking but for family picnics and other social events, I feel I must comment on the ridiculous "who's got more right to be there" argument.

The answer is - we all have the right to be there.

I see it as my responsibility to ensure my dogs are under control and don't interfere with any other heath user, of the four-legged or two-legged variety. If everyone does this there is no danger to dogs or sheep. No farmer wants to shoot a dog, but if his animals are in danger what choice does he have? As an animal-lover I do not think dogs take priority over sheep, but as the sheep are fenced in any dog who chases them must be out of control, or it would come when called.


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If we all take responsibility for our animals, dogs under control, or on a lead by the sheep; sheep safely fenced in, then I really can't see what the problem is.

A BROWN, Royston

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