The number of sheep worrying incidents across Tayside and Fife has not dropped, despite a police crackdown on the problem.
Jail sentences of up to six months for owners of dogs attacking livestock are among tough new measures being considered to protect farm animals.
A dog owner has been ordered to pay compensation after her Japanese Akita attacked six sheep during a rampage on her neighbour’s farm.
An Angus farmer has hit out against irresponsible dog owners after one of his lambs died and seven more were left injured following a devastating dog attack.
A consultation on new legislation to tackle the growing problem of livestock worrying is being brought forward by a Highlands and Islands MSP.
Dog walkers are being warned to keep their pets under control following another spate of sheep worrying incidents on farms across Fife.
Only 19 people across Scotland were convicted of livestock worrying offences last year, despite 175 cases being reported to police.
Police in Fife have highlighted a concerning increase in dog attacks on livestock after the latest ended in a sheep having to be put down.
A pet dog was shot dead by a Perthshire farmer on Sunday during yet another suspected sheep worrying incident.
A Fife farmer lost his prize pregnant ewe in a horrific dog attack.