Families taking countryside walks this summer are urged this Injury Prevention Day(Wednesday 17 August) to take care when walking in fields with cows and calves.
“Cows are mostly docile and curious creatures, but naturally protective of their young so extra attention is needed if they have calves at foot. There have been several cases of people being charged or trampled by protective cows, particularly when walking dogs,” said Neil Sugarman, president of not-for-profit campaign group APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).
“On Injury Prevention Day, we want to alert people to the risks and what to do. With the right information a needless injury could be avoided,” he said.