On seeing the photos taken by the public, Gardai decided that it was time to act and quickly dispatched 3 officers to stand by the horse. They waited over an hour with the horse until the Council’s Horse Pound contractor arrived along with extra Gardai, unhitched the carriage and led the horse calmly into the horse box. Onlookers were so CONCERNED about the condition of the horse, they APPLAUDED when the horse was unhitched and brought to the horsebox.
MLHR would like to thank the all the Gardai involved at Pearse St station for their actions last night.
Video taken by MLHR volunteer.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any carriage horses, the carriage horse legislation can be found here:
Animal Health & Welfare Act
Control of Horses Act