Animal carcasses discovered on Whitestrand beach Doonbeg

Animal carcasses discovered on Whitestrand beach Doonbeg


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.

Founder and Editor, Mark Dunphy established The Clare Herald in December 2007. The native of Connolly, County Clare, is also founder/operator of Dunphy Public Relations and Irish Weather Online. His media career began in 1999 when he commenced employment with Clare FM after securing a degree in Media & Communications and History from Mary Immaculate College. In 2005, he departed the position of Head of News and Current Affairs to establish Dunphy Public Relations.