An Act against Plowing by the Tayle, and pulling the Wooll off living Sheep

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Thomas Wentworth's Act
Long title An Act against Plowing by the Tayle, and pulling the Wooll off living Sheep
Citation 10 & 11 Chas. 1 c. 35
Introduced by Thomas Wentworth
Territorial extent Ireland
A Northern European short-tailed sheep of the type formerly common in Ireland. They moult in summer, and wool can be plucked instead of being sheared.

An Act against Plowing by the Tayle, and pulling the Wooll off living Sheep was an Act of the Parliament of Ireland (citation 10 & 11 Chas. 1 c. 35) passed in 1635. It was one of the first pieces of legislation to protect the rights of animals. The act aimed to prevent Irish farming practices deemed to be unnecessarily cruel to horses and sheep.

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