Tuesday, June 11, 2013

'Aggressive Foreign Cows' Attack Walkers

Ramblers warned to beware of 'aggressive foreign cows' after spate of attacks on walkers

Imported breeds said to be more aggressive than British dairy cows

Warning comes after a man was trampled to death in Wiltshire
 
Nature walkers are being warned to beware of 'aggressive foreign cows', following attacks on ramblers by imported cattle.

Cows brought to Britain from the continent are posing a danger to ramblers who enter their fields, walkers associations warn today.

They are now urging fellow walkers to take care after a number of incidents over recent months, including a fatal attack in Wiltshire where a 66-year-old man was trampled to death.

Foreign threat: Ramblers are warned to take care when walking in nature after several attacks on humans by cattle imported from Europe

Danger: Ramblers are warned to take care after several attacks on humans by cattle imported from Europe (file picture).

Clive Grumett, chairman of the Sussex Area Ramblers, said the introduction of more aggressive breeds from Europe had led to the rise in attacks.

He said: ‘Farmers introduced them because they wanted to improve their stock.

However, they discovered these breeds were more aggressive after a number of cattle herders were attacked.

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