New measures to crack down on livestock worrying were included in the Kept Animals Bill introduced into Parliament this week. The legislation increases powers for the police to seize dogs after particularly serious incidents and a new power to take samples from dogs suspected of an offence. It will also allow the police to enter a premises to identify and seize a dog and any items of evidence.  it is already an offence to allow a dog to worry livestock with a maximum fine of £1,000 but these proposed reforms will address current difficulties with enforcing the law.