|Minister Coveney recently made a call for submissions on Dog Microchipping as part of the passing of the Animal Helath and Welfare Bill into law; he specifically plans to introduce a regulation which will require the microchipping of all dogs in the country.
ICSA has been calling for such compulsory microchipping for many years, and has strongly welcomed the Minister’s proposal as a solution to many of the current problems relating to Ireland’s dog population such as straying, rehoming, theft, livestock worrying, animal cruelty and dangerous dogs. This submission makes a number of recommendations relating to the implementation of microchipping, including:
ICSA aim to play an active role in any publicity campaign during the microchipping rollout.
|Download PDF: ICSA Submission on the Proposed Dog Microchipping Programme|
Month: June 2013
|The Department of Agriculture sought views from the main farming stakeholders on the potential content of a new Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme for the suckler sector. The Suckler Committee reached a consensus that the most appropriate use of funding for a Suckler TAM Scheme would be to prioritise improving farm safety and welfare through modernised animal handling facilities.
In this submission, ICSA called for funding for a suite of TAM measures that could deliver improved farm safety and animal health & welfare, namely:
Through these measures, ICSA believes that we can advance the competitiveness of the suckler sector, whilst improving the overall health and genetic resources of the national herd.
|Download PDF: ICSA Submission on the Suckler TAM Scheme|
|ICSA has made its submission to the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in response to the Second Review of the Nitrates Action Programme consultation call. The submission highlights the problems for farmers brought about by ‘calendar farming’ aspects of the Good Agricultural Practive Regulations, which ICSA has been repeatedly vocal about in recent years.|
|Download PDF: ICSA Submission on the Second Review of the Nitrates Action Programme|