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Environment Minister Edwin Poots pulls back on plan for animal abuse register

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Environment Minister Edwin Poots

Environment Minister Edwin Poots

Environment Minister Edwin Poots

Long-awaited plans for an animal cruelty register in Northern Ireland will not proceed after Environment Minister Edwin Poots said it would be “untenable” for legal and financial reasons.

Exploratory work on creating such a record — similar to a sex offenders register — has been taking place in recent years.


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