Tipperary animal abuse raised in the Dáil

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Concerns are being raised about the abuse of horses and sulky racing in Tipperary.

In 2016, there were 2125 horses either seized, reclaimed, re-homed or euthanized across the country – 129 of those were in Tipperary.

Of the 31 Local Authorities surveyed, Tipperary had the fifth highest number of euthanized horses in 2016 at 122.

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath is calling for stricter legislation surrounding animal abuse.

He told the Taoiseach the abuse of horses in Tipperary is appalling.