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To: 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

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.


Reasons for signing

  • It is bad enough that we all suffer from the chronic incompetence of large sections of the public service, without the additional effects of racism being visited on Traveller horse owners. It challenges logic that state organisations undermine Traveller horse ownership in light of what we know from research that shows the health, social and economic benefits that spring from it.
  • mutual respect is essential to making any positive changes

Updates

2018-02-22 21:16:29 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-02-21 22:04:33 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-02-21 19:19:04 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-02-21 17:56:47 +0000

10 signatures reached