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    Man killed by bull

    Another tragic death has occured where a bulls attacked a man and his wife while out walking.

    I am not aware fully of the circumstances of the event but it appears that this bull was loose in a field that a public footpath travessed.

    Should animals like bulls be allowed to roam freely I ask were the public has right of access ?

    http://news.aol.co.uk/uk-news/story/...eath%2F1396199

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    People walk through your fields wether they have access or not, no farmer puts a dangerous animal in a field at anytime, due to the fact how do you get it back in. I got beat over by my longhorns last week as they fought when we mixed a few groups together, accidents happen with animals, more people are injured by sheep. I tell people on a daily basis to keep out of the cow fields but they just think you are being awkward, and organised ramblers are the worst and we don,t have any footpaths on the estate.

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    It doesn`t state wether the gates were signed or not as to the bull being in the field.
    I presume that if they were then the farmer has covered his arse.
    Anyway, a tragic event. Condolences to the mans family.
    basil.
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    Perhaps they should bring specific laws out in regard keeping bulls out in fields , taking into consideration and age of beast etc and if at a certain age by law they have to be tethered, especially in circumstances where the public has a legal right of access.
    No doubt my statement/view may cause difference of opinion with land owners and farming fraternity but something needs to be done to protect the public .
    I personally know a farmer who was gored by a bull in a pen who lived after the incedent but he was never the same man as he thought the bull to be docile.

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    the problem is how far do you take this ,more people are harmed by cows with calves by far than by bulls
    so should all cows/calves also be keep inside?

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    Perhaps in this age of the nanny state stupid people should be prohibited from leaving towns.
    What has happened to personal responsibility.
    Martin

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    IM SURE THERE MUST BE A COURSE OR BEST PRACTICE CODE OF CONDUCT TYPE THING WE COULD INVENT AND RUN TO MAKE MONEY OUT OF IT MAYBE ALSO A HOW TO CROSS A FIELD AT NIGHT COURSE , THEN PROB A LEVEL 2 FOLLOW UP , SEEMS TO BE THE ANSWER TO ALL THINGS THESE DAYS ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarianbrit View Post
    Perhaps in this age of the nanny state stupid people should be prohibited from leaving towns.
    What has happened to personal responsibility.
    Martin
    I take your point but what happens were a child is concerned who does not know better and out playing or with his friends where his guardian is not aware of the situation , children take great steps in doing things there parents are not aware of and need the protection of there own negligence.

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    What now, farmers now can't let their bulls out with the cows in case some moron of a rambler hasn't the sense to stay out of fields with stock?

    Stupid is supposed to hurt.
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    We must be handing the asylum over to the lunatics if there is any serious suggestion that a farmer cannot use his fields for his livestock. OK it is unwise to put any bull in a field through which a footpath runs let alone a dangerous one and there should be warning signs but, as others have said, other cattle can be far more dangerous, especially if there was a dog involved.

    If ramblers access farmland without sticking to footpaths then as far as I'm concerned the risk is entirely theirs and any trouble they get into as a result of their trespassing (for that is what it is) is no concern of the landowner however I would not be surprised if the "nanny" state required landowners to have a duty of care towards trespassers.

    I also think this might be similar to the case of the Emperor where press reports were far from accurate or comprehensive and we may not know the full story. My concerns were heightened when I saw that AOL were using a photo of a Spanish fighting bull as an illustration for their coverage of this incident.

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