HC Deb 12 February 1904 vol 129 cc1197-8

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that a number of dogs have been poisoned at Howth, owing to the manner in which strychnine has been scattered about the neighbourhood; and, if so, will he state what action, if any, has been taken to bring the person or persons to justice.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) A number of dogs in this neighbourhood have recently died from the effects of poison; there is no evidence, however, to show that the poison in these cases was maliciously laid. The police are pursuing their inquiries in the matter. I may add that poison has been placed on the lands of two gentleman in the locality, but in both of these cases the requirements of the law have been duly observed.