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Dogs (Livestock Killing)

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the estimated cost to farmers in England of the losses they have suffered as a result of livestock being killed by dogs for each year since 1987.

Such statistics are not collected by the Ministry. However, the National Farmers Union estimates that up to 10,000 livestock are killed or injured every year in England and Wales as a result of attacks by dogs.