Animal Welfare

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Boiling lobsters alive will become a crime under new UK government plans which will recognise crustaceans and molluscs as sentient beings with the ability to feel pain. Ministers are expected to back a proposed amendment to the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, extending its protections for vertebrat

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Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue has announced Government agreement to the drafting of the Animal Health and Welfare (Amendment) Bill 2021. This Bill, for which Mr McConalogue is seeking early pre-legislative scrutiny, provides for:

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New legislation improving governance and tightening regulation in the greyhound racing sector has come into effect. Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue has commenced certain sections of the Greyhound Racing Act 2019, relating to the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 and the Animal Health and Welfa

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A pet owner is set to be prosecuted for allegedly abandoning guinea pigs and a goldfish in the first case of its kind. Until now, animal welfare legislation introduced five years ago has only been used in prosecutions linked to cats, dogs and horses, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty t

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