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Whitstable dog owners warned about 'poisonous' meat being dumped near Church Street playing field

Dog lovers fear a mystery meat dumper who "hates animals" is leaving piles of poisoned scraps near a popular playing field.

Stacks of raw cuts have been discarded next to a lamppost near the exit of All Saints churchyard, Whitstable.

Raw meat left near a lamppost near All Saints Church
Raw meat left near a lamppost near All Saints Church

The dumping ground is also close to Church Street playing field - popular with children and dog walkers.

There are fears the meat may be poisonous and could have been left there by "someone who hates animals".

It is unknown why the stacks are being abandoned by the lamppost - but some residents have suggested it is being left there to feed foxes.

One Facebook user, who took pictures of the meat, posted: "Strangely, someone keeps leaving piles of meat both cooked and uncooked on this lamp post stand.

"Someone told me about it before so I always have my eyes peeled there - but this is the first time I have seen it.

Rev Simon Tillotson said it was "unhygienic". Picture: Paul Amos
Rev Simon Tillotson said it was "unhygienic". Picture: Paul Amos

"This is a heads up: if you walk your dogs around there, please keep a look out and clear the meat away if you see it... and if you see anyone actually dumping it, please ask them to stop.

"I put it all in a couple of poo bags and got rid of it, because even if it is put there with good intention, I wouldn't want our dog to get hold of a big pile of meat and bones like this as we don't know how old it is or what it's got in it.

"The worst nightmare scenario is that it's put there by someone who hates animals and it's poisonous - so better safe than sorry."

Rev Simon Tillotson, of All Saints Church, said: "I have not seen the meat myself but understand others have seen it and it is being left by someone to feed foxes.

"Personally I don't think it is a good idea as dogs can also eat it and their stomachs might not be able to cope with it as well.

Dog lovers fear the raw meat left near a lamppost could be "poisonous"
Dog lovers fear the raw meat left near a lamppost could be "poisonous"

"Just leaving raw meat around is unhygienic and not conducive to general public health. Technically its also a form of littering I imagine which is against the law."

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