Farmers Guardian
News
Word ‘milk’ banned for use in branding of plant-based products

Word ‘milk’ banned for use in branding of plant-based products

This Is Agriculture - Sponsored

This Is Agriculture - Sponsored

DataHub

DataHub

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

LAMMA 2020

LAMMA 2020

You are viewing your 1 free article

Register now to receive 2 free articles every 7 days or subscribe for unlimited access.

Subscribe | Register

Bodies of 30 dead sheep dumped near lake with ear tags removed

A farmer appears to have illegally dumped the bodies of 30 sheep by a lake on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, sparking outrage in the local area. Ruth Wills reports...

TwitterFacebook

South West Water discovered the bodies during a routine visit to the private lake and is treating it as an act of fly tipping as the sheep’s ear tags had been removed.

 

“Not only is the fly-tipping of dead livestock on private grounds illegal, it is also potentially dangerous as carcasses can carry infectious diseases, putting those in contact with the sheep and the bio-security of farms at risk,” said Les Metcalfe at South West Water.

 

"We urge those responsible to think about the wider negative impacts on the local environment and community before illegally disposing of animals in this way.”

 

The organisation has increased surveillance in the area and is encouraging anyone who sees suspicious activity to report it to Devon and Cornwall Police.

 

"This is also a criminal offence and prosecutors could [seek] an unlimited fine or up to five years imprisonment.”


Read More

Farming family devastated after 'heartless' thieves steal new pedigree ramFarming family devastated after 'heartless' thieves steal new pedigree ram
NFU questions effectiveness of rural crime punishmentsNFU questions effectiveness of rural crime punishments
Police force launches first full-time rural crime teamPolice force launches first full-time rural crime team

Following the incident, the NFU has reminded farmers to always dispose of dead livestock in a safe and legal way, either using a registered fallen stock collector or at an approved premises.

 

"Dumping sheep carcasses in this way is not only antisocial, it is also illegal and gives the vast majority of farmers in the area who are following correct procedures and best practice in animal welfare a bad name,” said Alex Stevens, regional policy manager at NFU.

"It may be the case that profitability challenges, the recent dry weather and lack of grass growth has led a livestock keeper to take an action that they would not otherwise have done. If this is the case, I would urge them to seek advice and support from one of the farm care charities who can offer confidential support.”

 

National Fallen Stock Company: 01335 320014
Farming Community Network: 03000 111 999

TwitterFacebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

Most Recent

Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Facebook
Twitter
RSS