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Drug Trials
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Equine Welfare

Drug Trials

The founder members of IHWT became aware, a number of years ago, of unlicensed drug trials using horses, where they found horses in an appalling condition. The lack of controls in Ireland on such trials was exposed by IHWT.

IHWT successfully took a complaint to the European Commission. This was subsequently brought before the European Court of Justice. This case came to a successful outcome. The European Court of Justice condemned Ireland in the case and was given a final warning in Summer 2002 to implement the European Directive to protect these animals.

IHWT received correspondence in May 2003 from the EC stating that Ireland has now adopted and implemented new legislation. This is an excellant result for IHWT.

IHWT will continue to monitor the situation.



Horse used in Drug Trials

Horse used in Drug Trials

Irish Horse Welfare Trust, Ballydonnell Stables, Redcross, Co Wicklow, Ireland
Tel: 0404 45720,   Mobile: 086 6047840,   Email: info@irishhorsewelfaretrust.org


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