Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953

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The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act of 1953 is a British Act devised to protect livestock from dogs. The Act outlines punishment of dog owners whose dogs worry livestock on agricultural land. Protected livestock is defined as cattle, sheep, goats, swine, horses and domestic poultry. Game birds are specifically excluded.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953". Office of Public Sector Information. Office of Public Sector Information. 1999. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Animal welfare: The Control of Dogs". Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (defra). 2005-07-12. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 

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