Joint NPWS and Garda operation on illegal coursing leads to arrests in Tipperary

A joint operation by An Garda Siochana and the National Parks and Wildlife Service investigating illegal coursing at a number of locations across County Tipperary has led to a number of arrests.

A total of nine (9) persons have been arrested and are currently detained under the Provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 for offences under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 at Cahir, Thurles, Tipperary, Templemore and Clonmel Garda Stations.  A number of “Lurcher” breed dogs have been seized along with equipment involved in the illegal killing of Hares

This operation targeted persons who illegally trespass on lands with Lurcher dogs and engage in the killing of hares and other Wildlife.  This is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 and carries a penalty of up to 5 years imprisonment on indictment.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime can contact Thurles Garda Station 0504-25100, their local Garda Station or Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.



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