Wednesday, 30 September 2020 13:59

Walkers versus cows

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: A North Yorkshire teacher has become at least the second member of the public to be trampled to death by cows in the UK this year.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is now urging walkers to let their dogs off their leads if they are charged by cattle.

Dave Clark, the deputy head teacher at Richmond school, was killed in a field recently while walking his dogs.

He is at least the second member of the public to be killed by cows while dog walking this year. An 82-year-old man was trampled to death in front of his wife near Ingleton, in the Yorkshire dales, in June.

Between March 2000 and March 2020, 98 people were killed by cattle in the UK, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Of those, 22 were members of the public, with the rest being either farmers or farm workers.

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