Carcass dumping mystery

16:00, Mar 05 2014

The culprit behind an ongoing spate of carcass dumping remains a mystery.

Counties Manukau police and Auckland Council spokespeople are at a loss to explain the appearance of several animal carcasses at Weymouth Beach.

Clendon Park resident Frank Galvin was "appalled" to discover another dead sheep on a picnic table at the beach just weeks after appearing in the Manukau Courier over an earlier dumping in the same place.

The sheep's entrails were strewn in the bush and were covered in flies, he says.

The carcass was just the latest in a long string to appear at the beach, Weymouth resident Jan Sutherland says.

She walks there with her dog and has also found a goat, a cow's head and five bags full of chicken feet, heads and guts in the past six months.


"It's absolutely disgusting. You can smell it coming all the way up through the bush."

Counties Manukau police spokeswoman Kimberley Mathews says police have had no reports of animal rustling or killing in the past few months.

And an Auckland Council spokesperson says these incidents are not common in South Auckland.

Members of the public are encouraged to report illegal dumping to the council.

"If the culprit is caught in the act or we can find something that leads to the culprit's identification, the council can take action by issuing a bylaw infringement notice."

Call the council on 30 0101 if you find a carcass. Include as many details as possible, including the address and anything that could help identify who was responsible.

Manukau Courier