Dumping of dead animals ‘disturbing’ - Cahill

The dead calves which were dumped in Stoneyford
The dead calves which were dumped in Stoneyford

SDLP Councillor Máiría Cahill has hit out that those responsible for the dumping of as many as six dead calves in the Stoneyford area of Lisburn.

Councillor Cahill added that the act shows a disgusting disregard for the animals and the environment and had inconvenienced the community.

Councillor Cahill who represents the Killultagh DEA commented: “It has been discovered that dead calves have been dumped on private land in Stoneyford. The latest find of dead calves, which were tied up in plastic bags, was discovered today.

“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.

“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.

“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. 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.”