Ban Tail Docking on Dogs in Ireland

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2013-11-22 12:32:50

At the AGM of Veterinary Ireland this morning, Mr Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced that under the new Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 the docking of dogs Tails and removal of Dew Claws by non veterinary professionals will NOT be permitted.

Minister Conveney also confirmed that any procedures carried out for purely cosmetic reasons will also NOT be permitted.

Consideration will be given to the docking of certain breeds but ONLY if scientific evidence shows that it is of a welfare benefit.  (Hopefully as there is no evidence (that I am aware of) this won't happen).

THANK YOU from the tip of every (soon to be long) wagging tail to each and every person who took the time to sign and share this petition (some of you many times!), especially Pete the Vet!!

A lot of "behind the scences" hard work, negotiations, evidence collecting and presentation was carried out by Dogs Trust, the ISPCA, the Irish Blue Cross and Veterinary Ireland in the drafting of the Animal Welfare Act 2013 and at the recent Oireachtas meeting over the planned amendment of the Act to permit members of the public to dock tails and remove dew claws so a HUGE well done to them!!

CANINE - Create Awareness Never Ignore Never Euthanise (a healthy dog)


2013-11-21 19:18:43

Just to let you know I received correspondence from the Department of Agriculture stating that:

"Animal Welfare, Veterinary and Groups associated with Hunting & Pest Control have provided views on this issue of tail docking of dogs' tails and these views will be considered in the new regulations"

Please continue to share the petition, as of yet no decision has been made either way and public opinion is VERY important.

Hopefully the next time I contact you, will be to advise an outright ban is to be implemented.

Thank you so much for signing the petition, it's great to see so many people care!

CANINE - Create Awareness Never Ignore Never Euthanise (a healthy dog)

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