Calve corpses could go uncollected – The Bay’s News First – SunLive
Hundreds of thousands of dead animals risk being left uncollected on farms because of a collapse in the price of leather.
Farmers have been told they will have to pay to have the corpses collected, but don’t want to do that.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is trying to negotiate a compromise.
For years, companies in the pelts business have collected dead calves for free, and sold their skins for calf leather for fashion boots, wallets and high quality clothing.
But the international pri…