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Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953

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]

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to provide for the punishment of persons whose dogs worry livestock on agricultural land; and for purposes connected with the matter aforesaid.
Dates
Royal assent14 July 1953
Text of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk

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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. Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2009-01-08.

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