The Ministry of Agro-industry, Livestock and Fisheries, together with the Asociación Rural de Tierra del Fuego, had a perimeter fence in the area of the South Margin, as a preventive measure to reduce the attacks of stray dogs to livestock, which are recorded in one sector of the city of Rio Grande.
The secretary of the above-mentioned portfolio provincial, Ing. Kevin Colli, stressed that «the objective is to stop the migration of dogs feral from the city to the rural area”, and explained that this project is a complement to the sanction which declared these animals as «exotic species and invasive«.
In the meantime, the owner of the Rural Association, Lucila Apolinaire, indicated that the problems of these canines «represents a loss of more than 50 percent of the sheep population», in the northern area of the province, during the past 12 years.
«We have 23 establishments that were formerly, and they worked with sheep, but today can not do so for this issue,”- said Apolinaire – and he added that the problem «not only reaches to the sheep sector», but have also been reported attacks on horses, foals and guanacos.