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Archers' cows suffer fly-tipping consequences

The dangers of fly-tipped rubbish to farm animals have been highlighted in BBC radio drama The Archers. In the programme, four cows are found dead and it transpires that the animals have died from eating fly-tipped waste dumped in their field. BBC script writers sought technical advice from waste managers from Oxfordshire County Council, who were only too happy to help. When the cows are found, initially characters are relieved that anthrax is not responsible for killing the animals. ...