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Horse trading is banned Lamas Fair

The tradition of horse trading is to end at the Oul’ Lamas Fair in Ballycastle.

Moyle District council last night banned the age-old and much loved trade in horses on safety grounds.

Councillor Randal McDonnell said the decision had been taken on safety grounds as a result of horse-trading becoming “a spectator sport”.

“The horse-trading has been going on and people, who have a very naive attitude towards horses in the sense that they have been walking about, even children, six inches from a horses hoof and it’s too dangerous,” he told the BBC’s Good Morning Ulster programme.

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