Saturday 24 February, 2024

Government takes 'significant step' by supporting new livestock legislation

Former Defra Secretary Therese Coffey said The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill could provide police with more powers to detain and seize dogs after livestock attacks

clock • 3 min read
Livestock worrying incidents have caused farmers financial and emotional stress, former Defra Secretary Therese Coffey said, as new legislation hopes to introduce more stringent powers for the police to act
Image:

Livestock worrying incidents have caused farmers financial and emotional stress, former Defra Secretary Therese Coffey said, as new legislation hopes to introduce more stringent powers for the police to act

New legislation to clamp down on ‘devastating' livestock worrying has taken a step forward with the confirmation of Government support. The Government confirmed its support for the Dogs (Protection...

To continue reading this article...

Join Farmers Guardian

  • Farmers Guardian is the ultimate resource for farmers, providing unparalleled coverage of the key issues and trends affecting the agricultural industry.
  • Real-Time Updates: Get the latest news and analysis on what's happening in the agricultural sector right now. From market trends to technological advancements.
  • Expert Insights for Smart Decision Making: We provide in-depth articles and features designed to help you navigate the ever-changing agricultural landscape. From crop management techniques to livestock breeding strategies, our goal is to arm you with the tools you need for profitable farming.
  • Join the Farmers Guardian community today and unlock a world of knowledge and opportunities for your agricultural business. We are dedicated to supporting farmers like you, and our mission is to empower you with the information and resources needed to thrive.

Register now Become a member

 

Already a member?

Login

FARM LOANS & RE-MORTGAGES

FARM LOANS & RE-MORTGAGES

VIEW ADVERT
£POA

DO YOU HAVE LAND?

DO YOU HAVE LAND?

VIEW ADVERT
£POA

BNG & NN National Sale

BNG & NN National Sale

VIEW ADVERT
£POA

More on Legislation

Red Tractor mistrust is 'serious and potentially damaging', warns governance review

Red Tractor mistrust is 'serious and potentially damaging', warns governance review

Red Tractor made 'no procedural breach' in relation to the events leading up to the commissioning of the governance review. But the review found there was a 'gulf in perception of Red Tractor' that was 'damaging' and issues with communication

clock 19 February 2024 • 6 min read
From the editor: Farm inspection regime in need of a radical overhaul

From the editor: Farm inspection regime in need of a radical overhaul

Could a light touch or at least a more proportionate approach be used, especially for those found to be in breach of rules for the first time or making minor errors?

clock 08 February 2024 • 2 min read
Government takes 'significant step' by supporting new livestock legislation

Government takes 'significant step' by supporting new livestock legislation

Former Defra Secretary Therese Coffey said The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill could provide police with more powers to detain and seize dogs after livestock attacks

clock 06 February 2024 • 3 min read