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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Investigation after sheep shot dead

Police across the waters have launched an investigation after a sheep was shot dead.

The incident, involving a Texel-cross-Welsh ewe occurred on Garn Bentyrch – a mountain summit on the Llyn Peninsula – in Gwynedd.

It is reported to have happened sometime after the farmer gathered and checked the flock on Tuesday, August 17th.

Sheep shot dead

PCSO Rhys Evans said:

“Sadly, the sheep has died as a result of its injuries, which consisted of two holes – one through the rib cage and the other hole through the shoulder.”

“I am now urging anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, to contact us on 101.”

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Sheep with ‘blunt force trauma’ to head found dead in Tipperary

Last month, we reported that Gardaí in Co Tipperary began investigating an incident involving a dead sheep.

According to Fethard Gardaí, a farmer found one of their sheep dead with a “blunt force trauma” to its head.

In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána Tipperary said:

“Fethard Gardai are investigating a disturbing incident which occurred on 28/8/2021 in the Moyglass area of Clonmel District.”

“Gardai are issuing an appeal for any witnesses or persons with CCTV/Dashcam footage to contact them at Clonmel Garda Station on 0526177640,” the spokesperson concluded.

New bill to put dogs on leads could become law

Farming minister, Victoria Prentis, has backed a farmer’s campaign for a change in the law to crackdown on livestock worrying.

Cameron Farquharson began campaigning to make it a legal requirement for dogs to be on leads around livestock after dogs killed Gladis, his Highland cow and her unborn calf.

The Gladis’ Law Campaign has successfully driven livestock worrying to the forefront of upcoming legislation and seen extra protections for livestock included within the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill.

Meanwhile, the bill passed its first reading in the House of Commons earlier this summer. However, “many more” stages remain in the House of Comms and the House of Lords until Royal Assent is given, and the bill becomes law.

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