News from Chilterns AONB

Published: 18 March 2021

Keep dogs on leads around livestock. If chased by dogs, pregnant ewes (female sheep) can commonly lose their lambs or die from stress and exhaustion. Most dog owners behave responsibly, but sadly a minority allow their pets to run freely in fields where farm animals may be grazing. Young livestock are particularly vulnerable, so take extra care and avoid an animal welfare tragedy. Further information can be found on their website here. #TakeTheLead