It is my understanding that no farm dead stock is to be put into a dead pip, only wild animals that have not been through a larder.
Yesterday i was called out to distpatch a Jacobe ram which had been hit by a car, on arrive at the sene there was a gathering of people from the local village, all said this animal had been running wild for some time and nobody seemed to know who the owner was, a quick phone call to the police to let them know and get an indecent number for the insurance.
dispatched the very distressed ram and then asked the police for advice, had this been a deer then it could be put in a dead pit or just dragged away from the road and houses to let nature take its course, but this was a farm animal and can't be delt with the same way, I have spoken to the police today and they can't trace the owner thought DEFRA, they did say the local county concil would pick it up.
on passing tonight I see its still there and with today's heat and flys going to be a bigger problem soon.
anybody know the law in such a case and what would you do ?