Five sheep were killed in dog attacks overnight at our Malling Down nature reserve near Lewes. This is the latest in a series of attacks at this site which have left ten sheep dead this week .
We are appealing for anyone who may have information on these dog attacks to call the police on 101 and help prevent further attacks.
In light of this horrific attack, the Sussex Wildlife Trust has abandoned its conservation grazing on sensitive areas of Malling Down and moved the sheep. Conservation grazing on downland sites is essential for rare species, such as butterflies and orchids, to thrive.
Dogs should always be on the lead at sites where sheep are grazing. Dog walkers are asked to please take notice of signs at the entrances to our nature reserves.