●● WE’VE had lots of responses to our story about a dog getting attacked by cows in a field in Rainow (see page 8)
Nicole Bradbury: Not being funny but any dog should be on a lead when near cattle.
And cows don’t just attack, farmers wouldn’t put cattle in a field if they randomly attack the public/animals.
Shann Rosee Gibson: I’ve been attacked walking through a field. Wasn’t anywhere near them, I was 7. So yes they do.
Alex Margerson: Walking through cows and calves with three dogs is daft.
Cows don’t mean to hurt people and dogs, it is when they feel threatened and they think their calf is threatened.
Would you want us to lock them in the shed all year round?
Suzanne Torr: How would it be if I randomly bought my dog and wandered aimlessly through your office every day!
Part of the charm of walking through the countryside is to see livestock grazing freely.
It is part of our heritage.
Most people understand that common sense is needed. Very sad for the doggy. Becky Torr: Walking through a field of cows and calves isn’t the best idea.
Jessica Hammond: Terrible news.
Louise Upton: It’s about time farmers had the right to close footpaths/offer an alternative route when needed. ...this is very sad for all concerned x
George Moss: Cows are good mothers, being protective to their calf.
Stephanie Maskery: Lead or no lead this is so sad and someone has lost a member of their family. X
Matthew Leeder: My god that’s awful! Cows are evil.
Lynn Newton: This is very sad.
Carole Poyser: Cows are well known to pack on dogs/threats and I believe (and you may shoot me down) but all dogs should be on leads when out walking for their own safety and that of others. ●● AN enduring love affair: Peter and Gina Davies celebrate 70 years of marriage (see page 13)
Michelle Howle Freudenau:
Susan O’Donnell French: ●● RELIEF as Rainow’s scarecrow found - in Holland (see page three)