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#Animal Cruelty

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 16 July, 2020

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.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'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.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 8 May, 2020

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.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 27 December, 2019

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”.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

DSPCA investigating after 12 greyhounds found in back of van going to Spain

The dogs were seized by Revenue over the weekend.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 30 August, 2019

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.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

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.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?

Last month Prada announced it will go fur-free.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

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.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

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.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 22 February, 2019

'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.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Outrage in New Zealand as six baby seals found decapitated

The crimes have been described as “disturbing, brutal and violent”.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 26 November, 2018

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.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Australian police hunt for men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos

A man was seen brandishing knuckle-dusters in one of the pictures.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 21 September, 2018

Farmer found guilty after almost 40 dogs chained and neglected on property

The man received a fine of €1,150.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Kitten that was kicked and put in frying pan is being rehomed

A video of the incident is being investigated by gardaí.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 13 August, 2018

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Appeal after two adult falcons killed while trying to incubate eggs

Forensic and other evidence is being gathered.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 22 June, 2018

'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.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 24 May, 2018

'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.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 4 May, 2018

27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland

The dogs and puppies are now in the care of the ISPCA.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

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.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'Absolutely horrendous': 16 abandoned, malnourished donkeys rescued in Mayo

One donkey was already dead when the Department of Agriculture arrived at the scene.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Limerick teenagers threw baby rabbit towards a river and let their dogs attack it

Limerick Animal Welfare is currently caring for the rabbit.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 18 December, 2017

'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.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 10 November, 2017

'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.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 11 September, 2017

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.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 8 September, 2017

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.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'It could have injured itself badly': DSPCA criticise man who rode horse through Dublin pub

A video has emerged online of a man riding a horse through a Dublin pub.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin

The DSPCA’s veterinary team said Victoria is “very lucky” to be alive.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Gardaí investigating alleged beheading of couple's dog

The incident occurred in the back garden of a home in Rathdrum, county Wicklow.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 17 July, 2017

How did Ireland's horsemeat scandal spark a Europe-wide investigation?

Over the weekend, Spanish authorities dismantled an organised crime group that trades horsemeat illegally.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 7 July, 2017

Two Americans and one Spaniard gored in Pamplona bull run

Today’s bull run was the first of the nine-day festival.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Controversial cockfight plans were a publicity stunt that got out of hand

The PSNI met with a man after people called for a boycott of a festival he’s organising.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Tipperary man admits to neglecting old bull terrier who had to be put down

The aged Staffordshire bull terrier was found to be “extremely thin and malnourished” and was put down.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Seven dogs had to be put down after being found in 'deplorable' conditions

The animals’ former owner was barred from owning any dogs.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

After spate of animal cruelty cases, Taiwan has decided to ban the eating of cats and dogs

Eating dogs is believed to boost male potency by some in the country.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

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