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BVA welcomes recommendations on animal welfare

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and BVA Northern Ireland Branch has welcomed the publication of DARD and the Department of Justice’s final report of the Review of the Implementation of the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and the report’s 68 recommendations, including tougher sentencing for those convicted of animal cruelty.

The report was launched in Belfast by the Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill and the Justice Minister David Ford.

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