‘Don’t let them poison our drinking water’, blasts Hearty

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has expressed his disgust at those responsible for dumping an animal in Lough Ross in South Armagh.

The cow’s body in Lough Ross

Speaking to Newry Times, Hearty explained, “I am absolutely appalled and disgusted that somebody could stoop so low as to dump an animal in our drinking water supply at Lough Ross.

“To think that somebody would risk poisoning the main water source for all of south Armagh, just to save themselves the fee for having an animal carcass disposed of, is utterly reprehensible.

“This act shows nothing but contempt for the people of south Armagh. Whoever is responsible for this has put our community, our children and quite possibly their own family at risk.

“This is the only water amenity we have in the area and as such it is a popular place for young and old.

Hearty continued, “Children enjoy playing here and feeding the ducks while others enjoy picnics and walks and the last thing they want to see is the rotting carcass of an animal.

“I would encourage anyone with any information on this despicable act to pass it on to DARD or Environmental Health in the council without hesitation.

“If people would prefer they can contact me and I will pass the information on. We cannot allow thoughtless individuals to risk the safety of the very water we drink. They must be stopped and a message sent out that this type of behaviour will not be accepted,” he added.

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