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Horse welfare - the time to act is now
Irish Field Contributor
Racehorse trainer Debby Ewing believes many of the solutions we need to improve horse welfare are right in front of us
14 June 2024 Racing News
HRI pledge to work with Department and Gardaí to 'plug the gaps'
This week's RTE Investigates programme put the spotlight on the export of Irish thoroughbreds under false pretences
14 June 2024 Racing News
BHA expresses 'shock' over RTÉ revelations
Live export of horses for slaughter is banned in Britain and this could mean horses are being re-routed to Ireland
RTÉ report leads to Europe-wide investigations into illegal horse exports
In the period January 2023 to March 2024 identification records showed that 20 horses had been declared unfit for human consumption in the UK or France, but were later slaughtered in Ireland
14 June 2024 Racing News
Letter to the Editor: 'Zero tolerance is no required'
Readers react to this week's RTÉ expose on welfare issues in the Irish horse industry
14 June 2024 Racing News
Minister: 'Department investigating equine slaughter trade'
RTÉ's investigation into welfare issues in the equine industry contained horrific scenes filmed in Ireland's only horse abattoir
12 June 2024 Racing News
Can there be a good end to a good life?
HRI equine welfare and bloodstock director John Osborne tackles the difficult question of the end of a horse's life
9 June 2024 Veterinary
VIDEO: 'Viewers will be shocked by hidden camera footage'
RTÉ has released further information about next week's two-part investigation
8 June 2024 Racing News
EXPOSED: Ireland's shameful horse export trade
RTÉ investigation will highlight loopholes exploited by unscrupulous horse dealers
7 June 2024 Racing News
Irish racing authorities aware of passport issues for two years
A concerned horse owner supplied industry administrators with proof that passports were being replaced but says very little has been done to stop the trade
7 June 2024 Racing News
Horse welfare - the time to act is now
Debby Ewing believes many of the solutions we need to improve horse welfare are right in front of us
7 June 2024 Miscellaneous
RTÉ to screen report on racehorse welfare
The programme is expected to focus on the slaughter of retired thoroughbreds
4 June 2024 Racing News