More details have emerged in the ongoing investigation into the deaths of dozens of dogs, cats and rabbits in the country’s mortuaries.
The Independent has learned that more than 300 animals were left to die in two British animal slaughterhouses.
The deaths are believed to have been caused by a mix of bacteria and heat.
A spokesperson for the company responsible for the operation at the factory told the Independent: “We are extremely sorry for the deaths that have occurred at our facility in Dorset. “
I’d say the infection rate was about 50 per cent, and it was probably about 70 per cent of the animals there were suffering from the disease.”
The Independent understands the deaths were caused by “lactate dehydrogenase”, a form of bacteria that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden death.”
We have already made significant improvements to ensure we do not have similar incidents happening again.”
The Independent understands the deaths were caused by “lactate dehydrogenase”, a form of bacteria that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden death.
The Dorset Animal Hospital, the only one in the United Kingdom with an actual animal hospital, is one of the UKs largest and most well-known animal hospitals.
It has seen at least 10 deaths in recent years and is one the countrys largest in terms of staff numbers.
It was not immediately clear why the bacteria was causing the deaths.
The UK’s animal welfare watchdog said it was not yet known whether the bacteria may have been the reason for the fatalities.
But Dr David Anderson, the chair of the commission, said: “Our findings indicate that the bacteria that cause these complications can cause death.”
The UK is the only country in the world to not have an animal welfare commission, and a spokesman for the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said: