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Animal Welfare

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 8 March 2018

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Questions (413)

Seán Haughey


413. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to carry out an independent investigation following complaints regarding the treatment of animals in a facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11151/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under the Control of Dogs Acts, local authorities have responsibility for the management of facilities such as the facility detailed. Enforcement of welfare standards for animals, including dogs, comes under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013. My Department maintains a close working relationship with local authorities on dog welfare matters and has consulted with the relevant local authorities who avail of the services of the enterprise referenced, all of whom have indicated that the facility is maintained to a very high standard and has passed all recent unannounced veterinary inspections and will continue to be monitored closely.