Call for clearer rules after first sheep worrying by drone

_38510NFU communications adviser Isobel Bretherton featured on ITV News Meridian last night alongside Hampshire NFU member Albert Carter - who reported the first incident of sheep worrying caused by a drone.

Mr Carter, from Alton, thought his neighbour's sheep were being attacked by a dog, but discovered they were actually being disturbed by a drone. Worrying can cause serious distress to animals, with pregnant ewes often miscarrying their lambs. In some cases, the animals die from shock.

Watch the report here.

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