Elgin: Allarburn Farm Shop ducks killed in dog attack

A farm shop in Elgin has been ‘devastated’ after nearly 100 of their ducks were killed or injured after two dogs managed to enter a farm shed.

Allarburn Farm Shop has announced that it will no longer be welcoming dog walkers to the farm after the incident.

Police Scotland are investigating the dog attack which killed 69 waterfowl and injured 30 others on Monday morning September 12.

It is understood the two dogs then attempted to target sheep in a nearby field.

Photos shared on social media from the farm shop showed the killed white ducks lined up in two long rows.

In a Facebook post, the owners wrote: “The barking woke everyone up and these dogs can be identified but not yet found!

“These ducks are only three months old and were very difficult to find and replace!

“We are devastated – this was a prolonged attack on these helpless animals! The police are involved!”

He stressed that they “had had enough” and asked people not to walk their dogs on the farm.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident.

Sergeant Michael Irwine said: “Officers are requesting information after 69 ducks were killed and 30 injured at a farm in Elgin.

“The incident happened around 4am on Monday September 12, 2022 at Mayne Farm after two dogs entered a shed at the scene.

“Our investigations into this incident are ongoing and I urge anyone with information to contact us.

“Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 2869 of September 12, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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