8 hounds shot dead by sheep farmer following sheep attack during hunt
20 February 2015
8 hunting dogs have been shot dead by a farmer in County Clare after they attacked and killed sheep during a hunt. The Irish Examiner has reported that the dogs - beagles and cross-breeds - "broke away from the pack and attacked sheep on two separate farms in Broadford."
Read the full story at http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/sheep-farmers-shot-dogs-dead-313655.html
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Simon Coveney, TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.
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