Irish Government Agencies Working to Resolve Problems Identified at Sheep Knackeries

Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) reported its discovery of problems relating to staff shortages and treatment of fallen sheep at knackeries in southeast Ireland, including the refusal by some knackeries to collect fallen sheep in compliance with the European Union’s Fallen Animals Scheme. The DAFM is reportedly working with the Animal Collectors Association and the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment to resolve the noncompliance.