Labrador Fenton rises deer chasing problem
Fenton, a Labrador dog has become an internet star, after a 13-year-old boy filmed the dog chasing deer in Richmond Park. The video of the pet's agitated owner chasing it through London's Richmond Park has now been viewed by more than a million people rising the discussion of the deer chasing problem.
The hapless pet owner found himself in an escalating situation when his dog started a stampede of deer across a London park. In the video the man can be seen running after his Labrador pet dog repeatedly shouting its name - Fenton, as the pet chases around 40 terrified dee (see the video here).
It is the largest of the Royal Parks in London and Britain's second largest urban walled park after Sutton Park, Birmingham. The park is famous for its red and fallow deer, which number over six hundred and that are allowed to roam freely within much of the site. Last week, the dog owners in Richmond Park were divided about feeling sympathy for Fenton's owner. Some claimed he should have had better control of his dog while others were simply calling the situation very unfortunate.
Dog owners are advised to keep their dogs away from the deer in the grounds where lead restrictions operate in certain areas. According to the walkers, most dog owners are careful to abide by the very strict laws about disturbing the deer. The Friends of Richmond Park charity estimates that uncontrolled dogs kill around six deer each year. In September this year, one female dog owner accepted a £650 fine for failing to control her pet in the park after it mauled a deer which subsequently had to be put down. Keeping dogs under control at all times is the legal responsibility of all dog owners.
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Text source: The Telegraph; image source: pictureslondon