Two dead calves were dumped down a bog road in Co Roscommon over the last number of days.

Councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice told the Irish Farmers Journal that it was very disheartening to see.

He said there were no tags on the animals.

“The local authority is going to speak to local vets to see if they can get them analysed for DNA,” he said, adding it wasn’t clear if the calves were from the same herd, as they were dumped on different days.

The calves were dumped in an area known as Corlis Bog, in Candlefield, Castlerea, in the county.

Illegal dumping

“We see a lot of items such as TVs and fridges dumped down here, but they can be recycled for free. It’s sad that people think they can go down to the bog and get rid of things.

“We’ve received a lot of grant aid from the Department to clean up blackspots, but the dumping keeps reoccurring,” he said.

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