Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Ceisteanna (189)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

189. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to the conditions at a pound (details supplied) which is the subject of a social media video displaying appalling living conditions for animals; if he is satisfied that the standard of welfare at this facility meets the welfare standards regarding all animals, including dogs seized, accepted or detained under the Control of Dogs Acts and under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10343/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Under the Control of Dogs Acts, local authorities have responsibility for the management of dog pounds. Enforcement of welfare standards for animals, including dogs come 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 which have indicated that the facility is maintained to a very high standard and has passed all recent unannounced veterinary inspections.