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Rich Pig Killer now on tax Defaulters List

4.000 animals died in mad frenzy at hands of sick farmer with Dept Agriculture watching.


A farmer who single-handedly slaughtered almost 4,000 pigs in a frenzied attack after a banned food additive was discovered on his farm was ordered to pay over €71,000 in fines and legal costs. Pig farmer Thomas Galvin from Ballinamuck, Dungarvan, Co Waterford denied 29 charges brought against him. Galvin was found guilty of a string of offences including the movement of pigs onto and off restricted lands following the discovery of a highly toxic additive, Carbadox, in April 2002.

NOW animal abuser Tom Galvin of Ballyhanrahan Co Waterford is on the current Tax Defaulters List for Underdeclaration of Income Tax, Revenue bogus Non Resident Account Investigation case.

A TOTAL amount of euro 186,596.00 is listed with a penalty of euro 48,798.00.

AFAR considers the violations committed against sentient and gentle animals who were bludgeoned by both sledgehammer and the use of a bolt gun by GALVIN [which was then videoed at the time ] to be the most vile of crimes. His suspended sentence then did not fit the crime he committed.

• In 2002-The court also heard how pigs taken from the restricted area eventually made it onto supermarket shelves. On 4/11/06 at Clonmel District Court Galvin was also found guilty of obstructing and impeding an SIU officer. The judge convicted Galvin on 19 charges. He imposed fines totalling €15,200 and a five-month suspended prison sentence. Galvin was also ordered to pay over €56,000 in costs.



Circus animals safe in Sligo….as Fianna Fáil go missing

CIRCUS ANIMALS are safe coming to Sligo for the foreseeable future.

Hopefully, they have no hang-ups as some strong things were said about them this week.

Dumbo and Nelly even managed to achieve the rare feat of splitting Sligo Borough Council three ways in a vote at its October meeting last night (Monday).

Fianna Fáil went walkabout before the vote, with neither of its two councillors, Rosaleen O’Grady and Jude Devins, present for the debate.

Cllr Arthur Gibbons wanted the Council to prevent any of its land being used when the circus comes to town.

However, Cllr Matt Lyons put in a stormer to champion the cause of the circus.

And get this — and this is rare — Cllr Declan Bree sat on the fence!

Room To Exercise

Cllr Gibbons said there is cruelty to animals on circuses and in a civilised society that message needed to go out loud and clear.

He was proud to put down such a Motion as times have changed.

Elephants were taken away from their mothers at a very young age and animals didn’t even have room to exercise when travelling with circuses.

Cllr Matt Lyons said ”I’ve a lot of humanity in my body but I don’t agree with this.”

”I’ve been to circuses and don’t agree animals are abused or ill-treated.

”If this Motion is passed we won’t be able to fish, hunt or anything.” Circus animals were treated better than those on farms. Dogs had been left hanging from gates.

Cllr Chris MacManus: ”We are trying to set an example. I don’t think it’s right to keep wild animals for entertainment.”

Cllr Daniel McGarrigle said he came from an agricultural background. ”The next call will be to close zoos. If we go down this road where do we stop?

Cllr Marcella McGarry said she had listened to debates on radio. Two circus managers had invited people to come and check animal welfare and found nothing wrong.

Cllr Declan Bree said he didn’t have strong views either way if animals are treated subject to law.

Mayor David Cawley said he appreciated the sentiment in the Motion. But the Fairgreen was the only site affected and it didn’t have circuses anymore.

These were Irish businesses, he said, and subjected to regulation.

In reply, Cllr Gibbons said it was about sending out a message to ”stop this cruelty.”

The comparison with domestic and zoo animals was not fair, as those animals were born in that habitat, he said.

Other speakers included Cllr Veronica Cawley and Cllr Jim McGarry.

The vote to impose the ban on circuses using Borough Council property in Sligo resulted as follows:-

FOR (2)
Cllr Arthur Gibbons
Cllr Chris MacManus


Cllr Matt Lyons
Cllr Marcella McGarry
Cllr Daniel McGarrigle
Mayor David Cawley
Cllr Veronica Cawley


Cllr Delan Bree
CllrJim McGarry


Cllr Rosaleen O’Grady
Cllr Jude Devins

via Sligo Today News for Sligo County – Circus animals safe in Sligo….as Fianna Fáil go missing.

via Sligo Today News for Sligo County – Circus animals safe in Sligo….as Fianna Fáil go missing.

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