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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Irish Animals Sent Abroad for New Homes

This is too bad. Almost 40 per cent of rescued animals in Ireland are being sent overseas because Irish animal sanctuaries cannot find homes for them. They are going to European countries such as Italy, Sweden, the Czech Republic and England.

Miriam Anderson, the spokesperson for {the animal rights group} Anvil, which was set up to ensure the protection of animals under Irish law, has said the findings highlight the need for proper legislation to control the production and care of animals in Ireland.

"Without the UK we would be absolutely paralysed but it's not a long-term solution to the problem. Since 2005 we've been waiting for the introduction of legislation to control kennelling establishments."

"There also needs to be greater owner responsibility. It is irresponsible owners and the Irish attitude to companion animals that is contributing to the problem," added Ms Anderson.

Photo by cutestmidget.

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