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Mick’s 5 simple rules for staying safe

Mick Burton is an experienced walker and group leader. Here he shares his tips for staying safe while walking through cattle. I lead a group of walkers every Thursday in rural Leicestershire. To date, although our walks often take us through fields of cows, we have avoided dangerous situations. Let me share with you some of... Continue Reading →

Electric wire fencing

Many visitors to our Killer Cows site have suggested the use of electric fencing to keep cattle separated from walkers on a public footpath. One of our commentators, Martin, has taken the time to create a simple diagram to explain how the fencing could be moved during the day to allow cattle access to the whole field,... Continue Reading →

It’s not just humans…

Limousin cows are the breed we most often feature in our Horror Stories section. Why? Because they are now the commonest type of beef cattle farmed in the UK, and because Limousin cows do seem to be more aggressive than traditional British breeds. It’s not just humans who are at risk. Just look at what happened... Continue Reading →

Injured by cattle. Thinking of suing?

David describes his lengthy battle to achieve compensation for his injuries after being attacked by cattle. Despite the many setbacks, he recommends taking legal action if you are the victim of a cattle attack, and he explains why. Read David's article here:  Thinking of suing? Pitfalls and delays Libby found a sympathetic lawyer, who made sure she understood... Continue Reading →

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