Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is urging local people to submit their views on proposals to strengthen penalties on dog-owners whose pets attack livestock.
Mr Cameron said: “The Scottish Parliament is undertaking a consultation on proposals which include banning convicted persons of owning a dog as well as the introduction of fines of up to £5,000 or six months imprisonment. I welcome this initiative as we have had some serious incidents locally of livestock worrying which has caused great suffering to the animals concerned, as well as a loss of income to local farmers and crofters."
“If you would like to voice an opinion you can do so via the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org . The consultation is open until 28th August.”