Animal Welfare Policy


  • Conduct a full audit of animal welfare issues in Ireland.
  • Increase financial support for animal welfare charities
  • Promote responsible pet ownership through the school curriculum.
  • Conduct a full review of the Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010 (DBEA).
  • Stop live exports to countries where welfare standards at the final destination cannot be assured.
  • Introduce measures requiring all animals, but especially pigs and poultry, to be provided with adequate space, natural light and opportunities to carry out their natural behaviours.
  • Support the complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.
  • Introduce a complete ban on the hunting of wild mammals with hounds.
  • Introduce a complete ban on coursing live hares.
  • Properly enforce the ban on doping of greyhounds, lurchers, and horses.
  • Control and regulation of Greyhound breeding for profit.
  • Examine and restructure Bord Na gCon.
  • Ban fur farming.
  • Ban fur sales.
  • End badger culling by traps, snares and shooting.
  • Ban all non-medical animal experiments.