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Guidelines for dealing with Fallen Animals welcomed

29 March, 2013 - by Oliver McMullan

Sinn Féin Agriculture Spokesperson Oliver McMullan MLA has welcomed the issuing of the Department of Agriculture guidelines in dealing with the collection of fallen animals.

 Mr. McMullan stated,

 “The collection of fallen animals will obviously be an issue as the snow melts and carcasses are exposed and these can pose an environmental issue.

 “I welcome the fact that DARD has now published guidelines so that farmers can arrange for carcasses to be collected and disposed off through proper methods.

 “I would urge farmers to work with the Department and follow the guidelines issued so that the collection can be as efficient as possible.

“Farmers who operate outside the guidelines may find that they will then not be eligible for compensation so farmers should adhere to the guidelines.

 “Due to the expected numbers of dead animals that will need to be collected I would also urge farmers to be patient.”

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