May 24, 2022

Kilkenny records one of highest levels of horse seizures in country

Nearly 60 horses were seized by Kilkenny County Council in the first nine months of this year.

This is the fourth highest number for any county in Ireland, with just Dublin, Limerick and Tipperary recording more seizures.

All the seizures were made under the Control of Horses Act, which can be used in respect of stray horses, or horses put on land without the owner’s consent.

In all, 631 horses were seized across the country up until the end of September. Some 58 of these were seized in Kilkenny city and couty.

The four council areas of Dublin recorded 117 seizures, Limerick was next with 101, while there were 59 seizures in Tipperary, one more than Kilkenny.

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