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Twice, in a few days, dogs attacked horses and then poultry in the east of the island. Dogs more often wandering than strays, deplore the associations. The question of the responsibility of the owners is again posed.

The attack took place on the night of Saturday to Sunday last in an equestrian center. A horse was injured several times. Two others bit more lightly on the paws, making them more fearful.

Nolan Julienne, the owner of the attacked horses, took care of his animals as best he could, deploring the absence of a veterinarian in this sector of the east of the island.

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Stray dogs attack poultry and horses in Sainte-Rose

Last year, he had already been the victim of dog attacks, with greater damage. At the time he had lost a large horse and two mares lost their babies due to the stress of the attack.

Nolan Julienne has decided to sleep with his animals to prevent possible new attacks.

A little further, nearly 100 meters above, a chicken farmer saw his animals killed by dogs, this time on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday. For Eric Gonthier, the loss is significant.

Dogs attack a poultry farm in Sainte-Rose.

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Nearly fifty poultry were killed, an amount estimated at 1,500 euros. Especially since this is the second time this has happened. Last year, the breeder had already been the victim of an attack.

Faced with this situation, the UPNA union calls on the public authorities. For Dominique Clain, its president, today it is farms that are attacked, tomorrow it could be children.

He believes that there are ways to supervise these dogs and empower dog owners.

Cécile Squarzoni, veterinarian and president of the Association for Education in Animal Benevolence, shares this point of view.

A study on the assessment of stray dog ​​attacks on herds is underway. Many testimonies report that these are mostly stray dogs.

The President of APEBA recalls that straying is prohibited by law. ” It is really necessary that the municipal police and the mayors seize this wandering of the dogs “, she insists.

Cécile Squarzoni, veterinarian – President of Apeba (Association for education in animal welfare)

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