Sark to end cliff tipping of animal remains

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ANIMAL remains from Sark's slaughterhouse will no longer be dumped over a cliff side as the island moves towards a more modern method, its government has decided.

Members of the island's government, Chief Pleas, have agreed to invest up to £40,000 in installing an incinerator that can dispose of the waste from the 'slaughterhouse processes'.

While Guernsey's Environmental Health generally has no jurisdiction in Sark, it has welcomed the investment. For some in Sark, the 'ancient' method the island used for many years, releasing it in an area next to Pilcher Monument, was seen as an effective process – with the sea life and seagulls feeding off the remains as well.

However, Conseiller Paul Williams, chairman of the Agriculture & Environment Committee and the Public Health Committee, said the agreement between the landowner and slaughterhouse operator had ended and an alternative was now required.

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