Anger from locals after dead calf dumped in Donegal

There has been an angry response on social media after a dead calf was dumped in a remote part of Co. Donegal.

The calf was dumped in a forested area in the vicinity of Cronalaghey, right on the border with Northern Ireland.

The individual who discovered the calf took to social media to voice his disgust, providing the picture of the dead animal.

On his Facebook page, the man said: “Would the scumbag that dumped this calf on the forest at Cronalaghey come back and lift it.

“If you can’t afford the €40 or so to send it away properly [then] get out of farming [because] clearly you are no good at it,” he added.

The social media post was followed with dozens of other outraged comments.

Calf dumped in Roscommon

This is the second time in as many months that an incident of this type has occurred in the country.

In Co. Roscommon in mid-November, a calf was dumped amid a pile of rubbish.

The discovery was made in Corlis Bog. It was the second dead calf to be dumped on the spot in quick succession.

Following the discovery, Roscommon county councilor Paschal Fitzmaurice took to social media to say: “It is very disheartening to see dumping of waste and dead animals in the countryside.

He added that much of the rubbish that was also found on the site “could have been recycled”.