Horse traders to meet Council committee

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A MAJORITY of Moyle councillors agreed last night (Monday) to allow concerned horse traders to meet their Lammas Fair sub-committee to discuss a controversial decision to ban horse dealing at the world famous event in Ballycastle.

A delegation of horse traders attended a Council meeting in Ballycastle last night because they were angry about not being consulted before the earlier decision.

Horse traders say their tradition is a big part of the 400 year old Fair but others have expressed concern about animal welfare issues regarding some horses being brought to the Fair.

Recently the Council agreed to ban horse dealing at the Fair and instead hold shows featuring horses, ponies and donkeys.