Thursday, 28 April 2022
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
285. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an obligation will be placed on collectors through the subvention scheme for them to pay knackeries and the licensing system to collect all animals within their collection area given that this is causing environmental concerns in County Wexford and beyond; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21499/22]
The importance of the animal collection service is well recognised, as it provides an essential service to the farming community and wider public.
My Department is aware of some concerns raised in the south-east area and is in consultation with the Animal Collectors Association (ACA) to resolve these issues.