Sheep stranded

18 July 1997

Sheep stranded

ABOUT 1500 sheep have been stranded in Italy for over a week after being exported from the UK without the correct paperwork.

Italian authorities have refused to allow an abattoir, just north of Rome, to slaughter the sheep because the consignment does not have the required papers guaranteeing that the sheep are scrapie-free.

A MAFF official said the ministry was in touch with the Italian authorities to try and resolve the incident.n

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