The PSNI have been informed a serious animal welfare incident, as six dead calf carcasses were discovered on land in Co. Antrim, as reported by lisburntoday.
The discovery was made earlier today, Friday January 11th, and there were six calves in total found, all of which were tied up in plastic bags. The animals were found discarded in the bags on lands in Stoneyford, Co. Antrim.
The incident was condemned by local SDLP councillor, Máiría Cahill, who said it showed a “disgusting disregard” to both the environment and the animals, as well as the local community. She also noted that this is not the first incident of this nature to have occurred in the area.
“This is not the first time this has happened, except on the previous occasion the animals were not bagged. This act shows a blatant disregard for those who live in the area.” She said.
“I have liaised with DAERA today and requested that during the forthcoming annual TB testing that stock numbers are checked in an effort to find those responsible.”
The Councillor then confirmed that the incident has been reported to the PSNI, before describing the act as “inexcuseable”.
“My colleague Pat Catney MLA has raised the issue with the PSNI, and I would like to thank Lisburn Council Depot for their help in this matter.” She explained.
“We have arranged on this occasion for the dead animals to be collected and rendered. The cost for a cattle owner to dispose of a calf in the correct manner is nominal, so this act really is inexcusable.” She concluded.