Dead wild animal - what next if anything?

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
If a fox or any other wild animal dies of natural causes on your land....is there anything to say whether you have a legal obligation to do or not to do anything?

Are there any circumstances where this is different?
 
Location
Devon
I would guess you would have to follow a trail of responsibility.
In the unusual circumstance that someone made a complaint, first responsibility would be to the animals owner or carer.
If there was no owner/ carer then the landowner would only be responsible if the dead body was causing a specific environmental issue such as decomposing near a water source/course. You would then be responsible for the water so by default, need to deal with the dead animal.

The whole area would be far too grey to result in any kind of conviction.
 

CPF

Member
Arable Farmer
If a fox or any other wild animal dies of natural causes on your land....is there anything to say whether you have a legal obligation to do or not to do anything?

Are there any circumstances where this is different?
Why.
Have you had issues or complaints regarding dead wild animals ?
 

Pigken

Member
Location
Co. Durham
If its one of these you are meant to have a licence to handle, so defra told me.
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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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