Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (519)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

519. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide details in tabular form by local authority for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 of the number of horses that have been disposed of under the supervision of the local authorities for that period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30624/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department provides extensive funding to Local Authorities under the Control of Horses Act, 1996, to enable these bodies implement their wide ranging powers relating to the control and welfare of stray or abandoned horses. The table following, which is based on the information provided to me by local authorities, shows the number of horses seized and euthanazed in their operation of the Control of Horses Act.

Name of County/City Council

No. Horses Seized 2010

No. of Horses Euthanized 2010

No. Horses Seized 2011

No. of Horses Euthanized 2011

No. Horses Seized 2012

No. of Horses Euthanized 2012

Carlow

18

6

18

0

27

22

Cavan

11

0

10

0

9

0

Clare

24

4

50

41

66

60

Cork County

134

17

144

45

161

58

Cork City

152

28

123

70

51

20

Donegal

0

0

0

0

20

15

Dublin City

446

208

342

249

254

239

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

23

2

38

0

7

7

Fingal (Dublin)

341

70

161

105

145

102

Galway City

0

0

0

0

50

50

Galway County

45

2

52

46

84

59

Kerry

20

3

28

16

21

12

Kildare

66

51

103

32

130

92

Kilkenny

92

14

91

28

80

58

Laois

61

1

185

52

243

222

Leitrim

26

1

40

37

18

18

Limerick City

179

73

259

217

215

193

Limerick County

144

19

113

59

123

106

Longford

4

2

5

1

4

2

Louth

16

1

8

6

39

25

Mayo

20

0

193

95

200

30

Meath

6

3

83

36

84

53

Monaghan

1

1

0

0

7

7

Offaly

14

10

59

0

0

0

Roscommon

19

1

8

8

8

6

Sligo

22

3

81

56

34

15

South Dublin

133

53

304

229

379

287

Tipperary North

103

7

125

37

91

91

Tipperary South

45

22

28

21

51

27

Waterford City

38

19

7

5

40

19

Waterford County

4

0

14

13

5

4

Westmeath

25

17

96

54

109

81

Wexford

74

10

30

0

63

43

Wicklow

112

11

138

34

151

100

Totals

2418

659

2936

1592

2969

2123