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28th January 2011, 10:03 AM
As we all know by now,the Dáil will be dissolved on Tuesday next and a date given for the general election.
One of the most important pieces of legislation drafted during the lifetime of this Government was the Dog Breeding Establishments Bill.However,when the Green party pulled out of Government,it did so without the minister signing the Bill.
The portfolio has been passed to Social affairs minister Eamonn O Cúiv.
To date he has NOT signed the Bill into law either.
If this is not done by Today or Monday, Dogs in Puppy farms and large substandard breeding units will remain defenceless in the eyes of the law and it may be several years before any similar bill may come before the oireachtas again.
So if anyone knows the Minister,or feels like contacting his department,Please implore him to sign the darn thing:mad:

28th January 2011, 11:39 AM
Good idea Sins, I'll see if I can figure out how to get some sort of a message to him.
Puppy farms don't have to be big establishments, have a look at this programme that was aired on TV3 last night - it features a 'small' puppy farm in Cork where the owner was hospitalised and the dogs were being left to the mercy of kind neighbours coming in to feed them. They were rescued by the Cork SPCA.
The programme also features a lovely Blenheim who had surgery for an elongated palate.

28th January 2011, 11:43 AM
Dogs trust have his e mail address listed on their site!

28th January 2011, 11:44 AM
Just found it by searching his name in Google, I'm off to compose an attention grabbing email now!

28th January 2011, 12:14 PM
I'm really sorry to hear this Sins. I know that there are a huge number of PFs in Ireland. It's a shame they can't all be closed down, but at least the Dog Breeding Establishments Bill could have made a difference.

I hope it's not too late and it gets signed! :mad:

28th January 2011, 01:33 PM
Hi all

Please find the email addresses for Eamon O'Cuiv below.

Please email Minister for the Environment Eamon O'Cuiv to urge him to sign the commencement orderof Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010 info@eamonocuiv.ie or eamon.ocuiv@oireachtas.ie

28th January 2011, 11:18 PM
I've just sent off an email. Hadn't realised the awful implications for Irish dogs when the Dail was dissolved. What a tragedy - so near and yet still potentially so far.

Do hope you can get up a head of steam for this one. Good luck :xfngr::xfngr:

theresa d
29th January 2011, 07:13 PM
just sent an e-mail & also posted on my facebook for others to do the same XX

30th January 2011, 01:34 PM
Thanks for posting this.

Many members here helped to actually bring this bill into existence -- people in Ireland and all over the world sent letters and emails way back when all this was in draft stage. If it fails to be signed in -- a bill that was actually mostly completed at the behest of a previous Fianna Fail government!! and thus us not just a 'Green' bill as some in Fianna Fail later tried to paint it -- it will be to this government's shame.

Why Gormley however did not sign it before stepping down is something I will be asking another former Green minister I know. This was one of the pieces of legislation they really worked hard on and many dog breeders, the IKC, ISPCA, vets, researchers, rescues and dog owners supported this bill.

3rd February 2011, 09:56 AM
Dogworld carry the story online today.


3rd February 2011, 10:01 AM
I think we should make sure that whenever an election candidate comes calling to the door looking for votes, that we bring the issue to their attention and ask what they intend to do about the bill.

3rd February 2011, 12:35 PM
It's so disappointing that this was not signed, I will also be asking election candidates the question when they call to my door. I can only imagine then amount of time that went into preparing that document and I'm sure the cost is excessive and it sits on a desk for 6 months without a signature :x What a waste!

3rd February 2011, 06:15 PM
Oh dear - I was upset to read the Dog World piece and realise that absolutely nothing has been done to get that document signed. What a terrible waste of effort. Do hope those of you involved will at least be able to challenge the candidates on the subject and make them realise, in no uncertain terms, that it won't just go away.