The launch of a public consultation concerning attacks on livestock by dogs has drawn strong support from NFU Scotland which says the issue is a blight on Scottish agriculture and is affecting more than 70% of livestock farms.
Mothers whose children have been attacked by dogs have called for pets being off their lead in public to be made illegal.
A mother whose daughter was killed in a Rottweiler attack has called for an outright ban on dogs being off the lead in public.
“Ridiculous” gulf highlighted across Courier Country as out of control dog offences figures published
A massive disparity over out of control dog offences in Courier Country has been described as “ridiculous”.
More than a quarter of the 170 people treated in hospital after dog attacks in Tayside were pensioners and young children.
A month-long campaign has been launched by Police Scotland to raise awareness among dog owners about the devastating effects of livestock worrying.
Dozens of guide dogs have been attacked by out-of-control hounds since the beginning of 2016, it has been revealed.
A rise in the number of ‘out of control’ dogs in Tayside has been described as “deeply worrying” and a “situation that must be addressed”.