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Call for night poaching crackdown after animal carcasses dumped in Roscommon

Nov 22, 2021 13:12 By Shannonside News
Call for night poaching crackdown after animal carcasses dumped in Roscommon
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A local animal welfare organisation is urging anyone with information on illegal night poaching to contact Gardaí.

The call follows the discovery of several carcasses including pedigree sheep, a calf and several deer dumped in bogland last week in the South Roscommon area.

According to the Athlone branch of Animal Haven Ireland, the sheep and calf both had their heads removed so as to avoid identification.

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Chair of the local branch of Animal Haven Ireland, Billy Gallagher, says the equipment used by these poachers cannot differentiate between wildlife and livestock in the dark.

Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound, he says decomposing animal remains can result in major health issues for farm animals:

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