Archive for the ‘Agriculture/Animal Welfare’ Category
by Jamison Maeda
Despite the windmills and rolling hills on the packaging, nothing
about the factory farming industry resembles farming whatsoever. The
fact is factory farms and feed lots are cruel, brutal businesses owned
by giant corporations that are very loosely regulated if at all. And
in the absence of regulation and review, the practices of many factory
farms have reached a level of animal cruelty never before seen in
To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will clarify his previous statements that his Department does not use snares in the culling of badgers and his plans with reports that show this practise is taking place.
To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his response to the Indecon Report into the Greyhound Industry published in July, which confirmed significant animal welfare problems in the industry, including whether hare coursing should now be banned.
LOST OPPORTUNITY FOR FISHERIES, COASTAL COMMUNITIES AND ISLANDS
“The Oireachtas Sub-Committee Report on Fisheries, Sustainable Rural, Coastal and Island Communities is an interesting and overdue initiative but lamentable by fact, it is not more penetrating in its scope and consultation” according to Sea Fisheries spokesperson for Irish Seal Sanctuary (ISS) Brendan Price. “Unless immediately developed and informing the current consultations for EU funds, it will be an opportunity lost and inestimable financial loss to those communities”