Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (358)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

358. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an investigation has been initiated into allegations of breaches of greyhound welfare as highlighted in the media (details supplied); the stage the investigation is at; the actions that have been identified from the investigation; and the enforcement actions and prosecutions that have resulted from same. [40884/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

A number of serious concerns were brought to light by the programme in question. A series of legal notices in relation to the euthanizing of greyhounds are being enforced by my Department on a number of knackeries following the broadcasting of the programme. In the case of the transporter identified in the programme, a letter of sanction has been sent to the said transporter in the aftermath of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain enquiry.