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A bag of microchips and a sack of equine passports as well as a substantial quantity of cash are understood to have been confiscated in the Garda investigation into equine identification fraud
By Isabel Hurley on 14 June 2019
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Make sure you know and comply with the law on passports for horses, ponies and donkeys
By Isabel Hurley on 14 June 2019
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The Equine Committee of Veterinary Ireland put pen to paper and state their position on the horse slaughter issue
By Irish Field Contributor on 09 February 2018
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Horsecare Ireland members Denis Bracken, Liam Ryan and Pat Hyland put pen to paper this week over the stamping in or out of horses from the food chain
By Irish Field Contributor on 26 January 2018
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There is a big difference in the value of a horse classified as either Stamped In or Stamped Out of the food chain to the Irish Exchequer and the economy
By Irish Field Contributor on 19 January 2018
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The number of horses being slaughtered for the food chain at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine-approved plants has plunged over the last six years
By Isabel Hurley on 19 January 2018
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The European Union sayes stringent controls are in place to handle imports from non-EU countries into European food chain
By Irish Field Contributor on 19 January 2018
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With different systems in operation worldwide, Professor Tom Buckley of the Irish Equine Centre highlighted the need for international standardisation to protect the food chain
By Isabel Hurley on 19 January 2018
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Horse Care Ireland claims that umpteen horses and ponies are unfairly - and in some cases mistakenly - stamped out of the food chain system
By Isabel Hurley on 19 January 2018
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Approved horse slaughter plants are paying higher prices for horses
By Caitríona Murphy on 23 June 2017
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With horse slaughter figures running at 7,000 this year, owners are being urged to ensure their animals are correctly identified or risk being permanently excluded from the factory disposal option
By Caitriona Murphy on 05 December 2014
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Horse Care Ireland claims a selective culling scheme costing €300/horse would reduce reckless breeding of poor quality horses and free up Garda and local authority staff time
By Caitriona Murphy on 03 October 2014
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