Photo Gallery - Farmers and Hunts
5. Sheep dog attacked by hunt hounds
Pack attack dog
Meet the dog that survived an horrific attack by a pack of foxhounds.
The sheep dog, owned by a farmer in County Galway, is very lucky to be alive. As our pictures show, the unfortunate animal suffered injuries to its hind quarters, its back and also its paws.
Thanks to a week of veterinary attention, the badly shaken dog is back on his feet.
The incident is said to have taken place during a hunt meeting just before Christmas.
It remains unconfirmed whether the hunt in question were trespassing on the land on which the attack took place. Regardless, here we have yet another instance of a hunt being more of a threat to the farming community than foxes ever could be.
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