Call for tougher rules over drone danger to livestock and wilflife

Danger to animals? A drone delivering a package across countryside

Danger to animals? A drone delivering a package across countryside CREDIT:  RODRIQUE NGOWI/AP
Patrick SawerDrones flown too close to fields and woodland run the risk of creating panic among livestock and wildlife and even endangering passing member of the public, landowners have warned.

Countryside estate and land owners have now called for tougher rules to deal with drones being flown in the vicinity of fields and animal enclosures.

They fear it is only a matter of time before somebody is seriously injured by animals stampeding after being spooked by a drone flying overhead.

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