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Closed petition Stop farmers from having the right to shoot dogs

Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, it is an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to dogs. However, a farmer can shoot a dog if they believe the dog is about to cause harm to their livestock or has caused harm, and there is no other reasonable way to prevent this.

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Farmers harming dogs should not be an acceptable option. Currently, the law creates fear and worry in dog owners. There are currently hefty fines of up to £1,000 for the owners of dogs who have caused damage or harm to livestock. Please sign this petition to save future dogs from unnecessary deaths.

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