It is understood the men arrested were members of the Kirkwood family, who were previously banned from keeping animals.
“It is vital bans on keeping animals which are handed out by the courts are properly enforced,” said Mrs Long.
“I commend the PSNI for prioritising animal welfare issues and removing these animals from a situation in which they or others could have been placed in danger.
“There is no place in this society for cruelty and the public clearly feel strongly about the issue. There were significant improvements in the penalties possible in such cases, thanks to the work of my colleague David Ford, however, without adequate resources for enforcement banning orders are often meaningless.
“Thankfully in this the case the PSNI have acted. I would urge anyone with any information on this matter to pass it to police.”