IFA said the Department of Agriculture investigation into incidents of mistreatment of animals at marts and during transport uncovered by RTÉ Investigates has to be swift, thorough and robust.
IFA and our farmer members have a zero tolerance approach to the mistreatment of animals.
Sales at public auction and the transport of animals are governed by regulations and these must be adhered to.
Anybody who has evidence of wrongdoing should bring it to the attention of the authorities immediately.
IFA was not asked to contribute to the RTÉ Investigates programme so we have not been shown the footage obtained by RTÉ.
We will not be making any further comment until we have seen the full programme tonight.
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