Ballinasloe Fair 2018

2018-10-04 07:52
Ballinasloe , Horse

My Lovely Horse Rescue volunteers attended Sunday and Monday of the 2018 Ballinasloe Fair.  This video shows what we observed.

Ballinasloe Fair 2018

My Lovely Horse Rescue volunteers spent Sunday and Monday at the fair.

There are horses on sale in good condition. But all is not good.

The mistreatment of animals and the condition some of the animals are being kept/transported in is shocking.

Some of the cruelty is beyond belief.


The sheer amount of animals being bred and worth so little (2 donkeys for as little as €20)… their lives worth nothing to some people who just DON'T CARE.

Horses tethered for long periods (including President of Ireland / Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins was photographed with in the Irish Times).
Sick dogs with mange and no microchips/papers.

Michael D Higgins at Ballinasloe Fair

Sick dogs with mange and no microchips/papers.

Loose horses in the crowd, stallions being led past mares who had foals at foot.

We reported incidents to An Garda Síochána and Ispca onsite. The ISPCA did act on reports and did seize animals.
However, their powers of search and seizure are limited.
Animals are moved into vehicles, some hidden easily.

All dogs for sale are not being checked by the Galway County Council Council Dog Warden for microchips BEFORE being sold. This does not help the situation.

MLHR will be contacting various authorities.
We demand major improvements for 2019.

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