Animal Law Ireland

How can this website help you to help animals?

The objective of AnimalLaw is to provide a resource for those who want to see more emphasis placed on the enforcement of the legislation that is currently in place to protect animal welfare. The relevant acts are Control of Horses Act 1996, Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013, Control of Dogs Act 1986 and the … Continue reading How can this website help you to help animals?

Dead horse tied to a tree

How to Identify and bring Sanction to People who Neglect and Abuse Horses, Ponies and Donkeys

Horses that are neglected or abused have keepers that are breaking the laws of the Animal Health and Welfare Act and Control of Horses Act. You can help to bring sanction to these offenders and prevent further abuse by reporting to the Gardai. In order to facilitate authorities to bring sanction to these offenders the … Continue reading How to Identify and bring Sanction to People who Neglect and Abuse Horses, Ponies and Donkeys

Nearly 10,000 horses slaughtered annually in Ireland

When a horse is abused, neglected or abandoned by a person, that person is committing an offence under Irish law - the  Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013.  He or she may also be committing various offences under the Control of Horses Act 1996. The Control of Horses Act is a piece of legislation that … Continue reading Nearly 10,000 horses slaughtered annually in Ireland