A council worker in Manchester has discovered severed cat’s heads close to the ‘Curry Mile’ area of Manchester, according to the Manchester Evening News. The area around Wilmslow Road, Rusholme is known as the ‘Curry Mile’ as it is home to over seventy Indian restaurants and has a large Asian population.
Manchester City Council initially received a complaint about fly-tipping in the Wilmer Street East area. They made the discovery of the cat’s head when they opened one of the bags. It is not unusual for Council workers to open bags of rubbish that are illegally dumped to search for evidence of who is to blame.
A memo was sent to Councillors explaining that “cat heads” have been found and that the waste was formally categorised as “animal carcasses”. Steven Woods from Wythenshaw and Sale East Conservatives was shown a copy of the memo, and has demanded an immediate investigation.
He said: “We were all absolutely flabbergasted when we found out about this… It’s absolutely disgraceful the way they have been treated.”
The spokesman said the discovery amounted to “an extreme example of animal cruelty”. He said: “A member of our team was called to an address in Rusholme earlier today and discovered a fly-tipped black bin liner containing animal remains.
“This is obviously an incredibly distressing and sickening incident which we are now looking into but this is the first incident of its kind we have come across.
“At this stage we have no way of knowing how these animal parts came to be where they were discovered but we will be contacting the RSPCA as this is clearly an extreme example of animal cruelty.”
Whilst the incident is deeply unpleasant for both the animals and the council worker concerned, the proximity of the find to kebab takeaways and Indian restaurants is likely to lead to it becoming the butt of jokes.