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Around forty sheep have been killed after being attacked by dogs in West Kerry.

One farmer in the Annascaul area woke last Friday morning to find 36 of his ewes and lambs dead.


Sheep kill in West Kerry
A vet confirmed that some were killed by dogs and others were suffocated trying to get over a six-foot gate in the panic.

Three other neighbours had five more sheep killed in the attack.

Chair of the ICMSA’s Farm & Rural Affairs Committee Pat Rohan is a neighbour of the farmers affected.

He is urging dog owners to make sure to keep their animals under control and not allow them run loose.

Mr Rohan says it has already been a tough year for hill sheep farmers and this is devastating: