Dozens of poultry carcasses dumped

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Dozens of poultry carcasses dumped thumbnailSome of the dumped carcasses

THE culprits who dumped up to 45 chicken and turkey carcasses on a roadside at Redrock have been branded 'extremely reckless'.

The discovery was made last Thursday morning by a local resident as he walked his dogs.

It comes at a time when authorities in England, Scotland and Wales have adopted increased risk management procedures against Avian Flu after a strain of the disease was found to be circulating in mainland Europe.

“This is an absolute disgrace," said Alderman Jim Speers.

“Whoever did this should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. There are real efforts going on across the water to combat an outbreak of Avian Flu but here we have someone who thinks its a good idea to dump dead poultry at the side of a road.

“There are a number of ways these carcasses could have been disposed of and none of them would have been expensive. This is reckless in the extreme."

The local man who made the grim discovery said he is outraged that someone came under the cover of darkness to dump the birds.

“We live in this area, we walk our dogs along this road but someone has decided, for very selfish reasons, to dump dead birds here.

“We have no idea if they died naturally or were culled or indeed if they were diseased. My dogs could have already been eating at these carcasses and there is no way of knowing if there is a health risk associated with them."

The local also fears the carcasses has attracted an influx of vermin to the area.

“The morning after I made the discovery I went back to the roadside to find that a number of carcasses had been removed - probably by foxes and large birds. When I was approaching the scene a large Buzzard flew over my head with a turkey carcass in its talons."

Alderman Speers appealed to those behind this dumping incident to stop this kind of behaviour.

“These people need to wise up and remember that dead animals need to be disposed of in a responsible way.

“I hope they are not tempted to repeat this action. But I would also appeal to people living in the area to be vigilant and if they witness suspicious activity then to report it to police so the culprits can be caught."



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