Animal carcasses discovered on Whitestrand beach Doonbeg

Animal carcasses discovered on Whitestrand beach Doonbeg

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The scene at Whitestrand this morning. Pic c/o ARAN
The scene at Whitestrand on Sunday morning. Pic c/o ARAN

Ireland’s national animal protection group, Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), is urging the Department of Agriculture to investigate the appearance of animal carcases on Whitestrand beach in Doonbeg, Co. Clare over the weekend.

The call comes on the heels of a complaint by a member of the public who spotted the findings whilst out walking.

In 2014, up to 15 horse and cattle carcasses and calves were discovered about a mile to mile and a half away from the site of the weekend discovery.

“The latest dumping incident currently appears to be a calf and foal. We fear more bodies could wash up in the coming days or elsewhere,” says ARAN’s John Carmody.

“We urge the Department of Agriculture to investigate…ARAN would like that after authority investigations that the bodies of these gentle animals, can be carefully buried and given some final peace,” said Mr. Carmody.

Clare County Council said it was investigating the matter.

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