Patzel Posted February 20, 2011 Report Share Posted February 20, 2011 did any of you experience problems with unwanted visitors (people, dogs etc.) on your pastures? I've worked my way through a leaflet... but many questions remained unanswered. If I get it right a paddock or some other area round or near the house and/or stables can be properly fenced and the gates locked to deny access.Talking about a fence I mean something like this (my heavy duty version of "keep the animals away from the roads and the people away from the animals")http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8315/094jb.jpg But what about ordinary pastures? What if they are a few hundred meters away from the house, surrounded by open accessible meadows and not obstructed paths? Does one really have to accept that some "stronzo" (sorry for the Italian word but the one I would like to use is unprintable) does not want to stick to the paths or to stay on the open and decides he MUST climb the fence and worry the animals? What if the fence is built in a way that there is no access unless you have the key for the gate? Legal or not? What about stray dogs? What am I allowed to do if a dog worries my lifestock? And who is liable if my animals attack a stranger? Will a sign "no access - bull on this pasture" (even if it is an ox, most people won't know the difference) be sufficient not to be held liable in case of an accident? And as far as I know Scotland is one of the few countries in Europe where wild camping is still allowed. Everywhere?! It can't be pleasant to find "droppings" of humans in the hay or silage... Any personal experiences? Any advice? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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