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April 27, 2006

Dogs slaughter farm animals

Dogs with a taste for blood have killed or maimed almost 100 sheep and 13 cows at Puhinui Reserve in the past month.

The attacks have horrified farmer Robert Austin. who says it is the first time dogs have killed cattle on the farm he leases from Manukau City Council.

The cows were 10-month-old wieners and the sheep were lambs and mostly pregnant ewes.
There have been three attacks on animals at the reserve since late March. In the second attack, the most brutal, 70 sheep and eight cows were killed.

"The first sheep I discovered had half its head eaten off and was still alive," he says.
"I drove down another 50 metres and there were dead and wounded sheep lying everywhere. MORE>>

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