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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Animal Cruelty

This year
Analysis: The sight of a tiny calf crammed into a trailer on top of a pile of others is sickening
Caroline Rowley of Ethical Farming Ireland says the shocking RTÉ Investigates findings this week showed nothing new when it comes to the welfare of young calves.
20 donkeys found abandoned in Galway field in 'shocking case of neglect'
The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland described the case as “a significant moment, but not unexpected”.
Over 100 dogs currently on waiting list to be surrendered to DSPCA
The charity told The Journal that it has also seen an increase in the number of older dogs being surrendered to the shelter.
All time
Tipperary woman convicted of animal cruelty after dog found neglected in back garden
The woman, from Nenagh in Tipperary, was convicted at Nenagh District Court on 9 December.
Dozens of animals - including dogs, cats, parrots and a snake - seized by gardaí in Dublin
The animals have been taken by the DSPCA for veterinary treatment.
Six sent for trial over Ashton Dog Pound investigation
They are due to stand trial on 28 January.
Animal cruelty law needs to deal with puppy smuggling, committee told
A charity representative said that puppy farming was the biggest animal welfare problem that his organisation faced.
Woman whose dog could barely 'see, move or breathe' due to its matted coat avoids jail
Maureen Bracken was convicted of neglecting her pet and causing unnecessary suffering.
Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain
The dog was found by an ISPCA inspector in Co Donegal.
Abandoned dog 'in safe hands' after being rescued from locked crate by ISPCA
It was unclear how long the dog was kept in the crate.
Boy (13) showed 'zero remorse' after torturing hedgehog to death and 'ran off laughing', court hears
A veterinarian who examined the hedgehog said it had been left mutilated and with open head and leg wounds.
'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'
Elisa Allen of PETA says it’s time to acknowledge the cruelty behind the keeping of ‘exotic’ animals in captivity.
Investigation after animal carcass left to rot on popular canal walkway in Dublin
The carcass had been placed in a barrel and dumped on the towpath on the opposite side of the canal to the Grange Castle Business Park.
RSPCA looks into British barrister’s claim that he killed a fox with a baseball bat
Jolyon Maugham QC claimed the fox got stuck and he “wasn’t sure what else to do”.
DSPCA investigating after 12 greyhounds found in back of van going to Spain
The dogs were seized by Revenue over the weekend.
Appeal to fund treatment of cats 'scalded with boiling water' in Limerick
One cat has been rescued and two others are yet to be caught.
Dog dies after being 'eaten alive' by maggots in case of severe neglect in Dublin
The Shih Tzu was found collapsed in west Dublin last week.
Horses left to die by farmer in 'unprecedented' animal cruelty case
Martin Gerald Foley pleaded guilty to 20 charges out of a total of 193 charges first brought against him.
Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?
Last month Prada announced it will go fur-free.
Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road
A woman found the horse’s body while she was out walking with her dog.
Man jailed for animal cruelty days before his son died moves to appeal his three-year sentence
James Kavanagh pleaded guilty to 30 counts of causing or allowing animal cruelty at his property in April 2015.
'Harrowing conditions': Man jailed for three years and banned from owning dogs or horses for life
Dead animals were scattered around the farmer’s property, some of which were used to feed the dogs.
Outrage in New Zealand as six baby seals found decapitated
The crimes have been described as “disturbing, brutal and violent”.
Woman banned for life from owning pets after keeping starved husky in emaciated state in her flat
Amy Lee, with an address at School Street Flats, Dublin 8, was prosecuted for neglecting her husky named Sky.
Australian police hunt for men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos
A man was seen brandishing knuckle-dusters in one of the pictures.
Farmer found guilty after almost 40 dogs chained and neglected on property
The man received a fine of €1,150.
Kitten that was kicked and put in frying pan is being rehomed
A video of the incident is being investigated by gardaí.
Gardaí investigating video showing man putting kitten in frying pan before kicking and throwing it
Two men have been questioned.
Appeal after two adult falcons killed while trying to incubate eggs
Forensic and other evidence is being gathered.
'The worst case of mange seen in years': DSPCA appeal for information about abandoned dogs
The two dogs, a Labrador and a German Shepherd, were found tied up outside Ashtown dog pound.
'Not acceptable': Probe launched after young men filmed dragging exhausted pony on public road
The ISPCA said it was working with gardaí to investigate the incident.
27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland
The dogs and puppies are now in the care of the ISPCA.
Gardaí launch investigation after horse dies on road in Cork housing estate
Local councillors are calling for tighter regulations to be put in place in relation to sulky racing.
Police call for restraint after a young puppy was killed with a hammer in Armagh
The PSNI has urged people to allow them investigate the matter.
'Absolutely horrendous': 16 abandoned, malnourished donkeys rescued in Mayo
One donkey was already dead when the Department of Agriculture arrived at the scene.
Limerick teenagers threw baby rabbit towards a river and let their dogs attack it
Limerick Animal Welfare is currently caring for the rabbit.
'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries'
Meanwhile, Action For Animal Welfare Ireland has posted images of a severely neglected horse on its Facebook page.
'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses
Wild animals will be banned in circuses from 1 January 2018. Hare coursing remains legal.
All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA
The dogs are currently at the National Animal Centre in Longford pending housing.
Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers
The dogs are currently being cared for at the National Animal Centre in Longford.