Carcasses found dumped at picnic area

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The dumping of two boned-out carcasses in the Pukerau picnic area has disgusted resident Ann Thornley.

Mrs Thornley discovered the carcasses, thought to be beef cattle, on Anzac Day.

She said dumping them was a bad look, especially if tourists were visiting the area.

If tourists or visitors to the area discovered the carcasses it would put them off the area, she said.

“There’s two carcasses and there’s a suitcase with sheep’s wool in it,” Mrs Thornley said.

She believed the person responsible was probably from the area. “It’s disgusting; in a few days it will be stinking,” she said.

The dumping has been reported to the police.

Gore District Council parks and reserves manager Ian Soper said it was unusual for beef carcasses to be dumped.

“We .. come across pig and deer offal dumped in public places,” Mr Soper said.

The dumping of farm animal carcasses was different and begged the question how were they obtained, Mr Soper said.

He was aware of some “untoward” incidents involving the killing of farm animals in the Dunedin area and wondered if this was a similar situation.

If it was, it was a police matter, he said.

Bundled up .. This suitcase full of sheep’s wool was also abandoned at a recreation area in Pukerau.MARGARET.PHILLIPS