Councillors to request Minister to appoint a horse warden in Tipp

Photo: Mattie McGrath TD

Tipperary County Council are to request the Minister for Agriculture appoint a horse warden in the county.

It comes following cases of severe animal cruelty; including the incident where a number of dead and dying horses were discovered before Christmas in a field at Knocklofty.

Cllr Catherine Carey raised the issue at this month’s full council meeting – where members heard from officials that the council had assisted in removing the dead horses; and medically screening and rehoming the others.

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Cllr Carey raised the motion…

An inter-agency group has also been set up in Tipperary to monitor cases of animal cruelty in the county.

The group, which includes GardaĆ­, and Department and council officials, will continue to meet until such a time as they believe issues have been adequately dealt with.

Cllr Pat English says an inter-agency approach is welcome, but a horse warden is also needed…