The Chair of the Kerry branch of the Irish Farmers’ Association has called on the owner or owners of dogs that killed forty sheep in west Kerry to offer compensation.
Last Friday, one Annascaul farmer woke to find 36 of his sheep worth around €3,000 dead.
Up to five more sheep were killed on neighbouring farms.
Chair of Kerry IFA Sean Brosnan says owners know by the state of their dogs that they have done this and should do the decent thing and compensate the farmers.
Meanwhile, speaking on Agritime Director of Livestock with the IFA Kevin Kinsella said there are up to 500 dog attacks around the country annually and guidelines are there which allow farmers protect their livestock correctly: