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Make it mandatory for all dogs to be on leads on public rights of way.

Submitted by Rachael Smith on Tuesday 28th April 2020

Published on Tuesday 28th July 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 28th January 2021

Current Signatures: 3,361
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Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Farmers ~ Fields ~ Government ~ It ~ Stock ~ The Government

Petition Action

Make it mandatory for all dogs to be on leads on public rights of way.

Petition Details

It has become apparently during covid-19 that there have been a surge in dog attacks on live stock and people’s pets (horses) on public rights of way which go across farmers land. I want the government to make it mandatory for all dogs to be on leads on public footpaths, bridleways and byways.

Additional Information

I would like to see all dogs be kept on leads on public rights of way which are specifically public footpaths, bridleways and byways. Particularly those that go across farmers land which contain live stock and or people’s pets (horses). Farmers or land owners should have a right to remove any out of control animals from their fields. Extendable leads are in abundance, there is no need for a dog to be off a lead in this day and age, particularly when live stock and pets are at risk.


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