Walker injured by cattle during dog-related incident


A walker has been airlifted to hospital after being attacked by cattle.

Walker injured by cattle during dog-related incident

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A walker has been airlifted to hospital after being attacked by cattle.

A person has ended up in hospital, after being attacked by a group of highland cattle, as reported by FGinsight.com.

The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon in the Derbyshire area of the UK. The cattle are said to have attacked after being frightened by a dog. The dog is thought to have been off it’s lead at the time.

Police say the person who was attacked was not even the owner of the dog in question. The injured walker was brought to hospital via air ambulance, after paramedics and mountain rescue arrived on the scene.

"Another day, another incident involving a dog worrying livestock.” said a spokesman for WA Derbyshire Rural Crime Team.

"On this occasion, it appears a dog off the lead has worried a small herd of highland cattle resulting in the cattle attacking a member of the public who was walking with another group, not related to the owner of the dog.” He added.

He called on better dog control and for dog owners to be more responsible with their animals.

"Once again, owners need to take responsibility for their animals and ensure they are under proper control at all times. This incident could have been avoided."he added.
The incident comes just a day after the same rural crime team were called to a sheep attack.

The offender of the livestock warning, the spokesman said, has been identified and will be dealt with. The spokesman spoke to highlight the effects incidents like these can cause animals.

"Please realise that the impact that a dog can have on a flock of sheep can be substantial. There are the obvious physical injuries that can be caused, but also animals can become stressed causing them to die from shock and at this time of year ewes may also be in lamb.” he said/

"Please keep your dogs on leads at all times when near livestock or if you believe you are likely to encounter livestock. Livestock worrying is a police matter and will be dealt with robustly on every occasion." he concluded.

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