Cllr Francis Timmons recently commented on the need for education on horse care and welfare, “The cruelty and neglect of horses was again evident and is totally unacceptable and cannot be allowed continue. Horses take looking after and no one should have one unless they can offer full care to the animal. I am working as part of the Horse forum that I asked through a motion to be set up, the forum has made some progress on education and we are waiting for feedback from the Minister on the review of the Control of Horses act.” This forum consists of reps from the Dublin local authorities, Gardai, voluntary and statutory agencies and others.
Education On Horse Welfare Needed
Cllr Timmons added “South Dublin County Council (SDCC) has shown commitment to the issue by working to have Equine centers such as the Clondalkin Equine Project who do great work in areas such as the education and care of Horses. And SDCC are also leading the way by facilitating and leading the forum, this work needs to continue and all agencies need to work together to find solutions to the issues”.