Clare Daly TD questions ministers about chainsaw slaughter of pig

17 Jan

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Dublin North TD, Clare Daly, has questioned the Minister for Agriculture and the Minister for Justice about the alleged chainsaw slaughter of a pig in a housing estate in Dunboyne, County Meath.

As reported in the Sunday World last month, residents were shocked and horrified to hear the sounds of a chainsaw and a pig screaming. When Gardai arrived, they found the body of a dead pig.

Responding to Deputy Daly, both Ministers confirmed that the investigation is still ongoing.

Parliamentary Question 101
For written answer on Thursday, 15th January, 2015.

Clare Daly TD: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has taken any action under the Animal Health and Welfare Act to deal with the alleged chainsaw slaughter of a pig in a housing estate in Dunboyne in December 2014, to ensure that no such atrocities are committed again.

REPLY

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: (Simon Coveney) The incident in question is the subject of an investigation by An Gardai Siochana. In view of this, it is inappropriate for me to comment on the matter.

Parliamentary Question 121
for written answer on Thursday, 15th January, 2015.

Clare Daly TD: To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality (Ms. Frances Fitzgerald) the outcome of a Garda investigation into the alleged chainsaw slaughter of a pig on a Dunboyne housing estate in December 2014.

REPLY.

Minister for Justice and Equality (Ms. Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Garda authorities that the matter referred to by the Deputy is currently under investigation by Gardaí at Dunboyne Garda station.

The Deputy will appreciate that as the matter is under investigation it would not be appropriate for me to comment further at this stage.

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