Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Irish Greyhound Industry: Irish Coursing Club

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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Mr. Histon outlined the measures in place in Australia concerning the export of greyhounds. He also made a comment on international trade and the laws in that regard. There has been a proposed Bill on the export of Irish greyhounds, which includes the establishment of a white list of countries to which it is in order to export greyhounds on the basis that they meet certain welfare standards. Given Mr. Histon's knowledge of the international legal backdrop, what is his assessment on how that measure would stand up and if it would be possible to introduce it here?