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MLA stunned as 22 cattle die of starvation

27 January, 2010 - by Cathal Boylan

Sinn Fein MLA for Newry/Armagh Cathal Boylan has said that he is stunned to hear that 22 cattle have died of starvation in a county Armagh farm. Mr Boylan said:

"I am stunned and horrified to hear of the conditions in which these animals died.

"I understand that the cattle died of starvation - this is a dreadful incident and will cause shock not only to the farming community but to the wider public.

"I commend the actions of DARD and Minister Michelle Gildernew as they have taken immediate actions to secure feed and water for the animals left alive"

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