A number of sheep and lambs have been attacked and brutally killed by dogs in the south Armagh area.
The incident happened in the Longfield Road of Lislea in recent days.
And Sinn Féin representative Oonagh Magennis has appealed for dog owners to know where their animals are at all times.
“These type of incidents cost farmers thousands of pounds each year,” she said.
“It is vitally important that people make sure they know where their animals are at all times. If you aren’t at home with them, they need to be kept in a secure and safe place.”
Ms Magennis added: “It’s no good seeing them in the mornings or evenings, you need to be sure of where they are at all times because they can do a huge amount of damage in a relatively short time.
“I cannot stress enough how important it is, especially at this time of year.
“If allowed to roam the countryside they can cause total devastation to flocks.
“Not only does this threaten a friend or neighbour’s livelihood but it can also end up costing them huge amounts of money.”