Clare Bucks National Trend With Rise In Number of Horses Seized

There’s been an increase in the number of horses that have been seized in Clare this year.

Figures released by the Minister for Agriculture show 22 horses have been seized or impounded here since the beginning of this year.

That’s the highest figure recorded in Clare since 2015, and it could yet grow before the end of December.


Legislation gives Local Authorities to deal with stray and abandoned horses for a range of issues, including road safety and animal protection, and the rise in Clare comes even though the number of horses being seized nationally is declining.