A farm family in the West Mayo Municipal District area have received a letter from the Enforcement  section of Mayo County Council telling them that the National Parks and Wildlife say they are breaking the law having installed a cattle crush on their farm.

That’s according to Erris based Fine Gael Councillor Gerry Coyle. The Councillor says its wrong that any farm family should be threatened with action from the local authority for doing what the Department of Agriculture says is necessary for a vet’s inspection.

At the monthly meeting of Mayo county council earlier this week Councillor Coyle raised the plight of the young family, where the father works in the UK and returns home every second weekend to his family and called on the CEO Peter Hynes to clarify if the Enforcement Section of Mayo County Council is acting as arm of the National Parks and Wildlife and asked why is it doing so.

Cllr Coyle told Midwest News that it’s not acceptable that any family should be put under this stress for erecting a cattle crush on their farm.

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