Parliamentary Questions and Answers

Question 627 - Answered on 27 May 2014

Clare Daly, TD (Dublin North, United Left)

To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to explain the reason members of groups involved in cruelty to animals, such as hunters, were invited to the animal welfare conference in Dublin Castle, though several well-established animal rights groups were not invited.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney

A wide cross section of individuals was invited to attend the conference, including some members of animal rights groups. A member of National Animal Rights Association was invited to the conference but chose not to attend, while the President of Irish Council against Blood sports was in attendance. Delegates from the Hunting Association of Ireland were also in attendance.

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