The Equine Crisis Continues

Calls about neglected abandoned horses have been as frequent this winter as any other since the recession started and “Ireland’s Equine Crisis” was born. If an economic recovery exists it has clearly not started to have any positive effect on the lives of many of Ireland’s horses.  Even the arrival of the Animal Health & … Read more The Equine Crisis Continues

Animal Health & Welfare Act 2013

New animal welfare legislation introduced

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said new legislation on animal welfare which came into effect today, outlines in clear legal terms the responsibility people have when they own an animal.

The Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 includes provision for increased powers for authorised officers to investigate complaints of animal cruelty, and stricter penalties on convictions.

New penalties for convictions include powers granted to a judge to ban a person from owning an animal and a maximum five-year prison sentence.

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