Animal Cruelty

On Tuesday 21 June 2016 MLAs debated the following motion on Animal Cruelty:

“That this Assembly notes with concern the number of cases of animal cruelty and the increasing risks with the online sale or transfer of animals; welcomes the actions thus far to address issues raised in the Interim Report of the Review of the Implementation of the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011; and calls on the Minister of Justice to take further action to establish an accessible central register of those convicted of animal welfare offences or disqualified from keeping animals under the 2011 Act and to further protect animals from cruelty.”

You can read the transcript on our website.