Archive for the ‘Animal Welfare’ Category
September 21st 2013.
Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry accommodates not just an aquarium but the marine mammal strandings network and only Seal Hospital in Northern Ireland. It engages in marine rescue, outreach and is a public service to the entire population of N.I. The threatened closure by Ards Borough Council of this very important facility needs to stop now.
Need to provide proper facilities for Irish Seal Sanctuary should be pursued by Fingal County Council
The issue of providing a permanent home for the Irish Seal Sanctuary was originally proposed for Balbriggan was raised this week in the Dáil by Clare Daly. The proposal intended to bring together the Sanctuary and a Maritime museum for the town has been continuously put on the long finger by the County Council.
There has been an unexpected decision taken by South Dublin County Council to send all stray and surrendered dogs to Ashton Pound rather than the Dunboyne Pound starting from Thursday 1st August.
TD’s Maureen O’ Sullivan and Clare Daly will today table amendments to the Animal Health and Welfare Bill. The two TD’s are asking for exemptions on the banning of fox hunting and hare coursing to be removed.