We want support from elected represenatives (both local and national), from community based and voluntary organistions, but also from all concerned Irish citizens
Stop attacking horse ownership in the Traveller community
Insist on decisions about horse ownership being based on mutual respect; insist on representatives of the Traveller and disadvantaged working class areas being consulted on the future of horse ownership
Why is this important?
Proposals to tackle issues and dangers associated with horses on public roads have all been based on a top down approach, with the most recent seeking to castigate and blame the Traveller community for horse-related issues to do with animal cruelty and accidents on the road. While law enforcement is an essential part of any response in all these cases, real progress can only be based on inclusive consultation and on respect for each other's culture.