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# Animal Cruelty

Last month
June 2024
Dogs used in illegal hunting pose danger to the public, expert warns
A Noteworthy investigation exposes the underground world of dog-on-wildlife fighting and the dangers posed by the pets conditioned to attack.
Dogs bred to fight and kill protected wildlife in Ireland
Badgers, foxes and minks regularly targeted
Pets suffering serious injuries traded for cash on ability to kill
This year
2024
Calls for Seanad debate following Noteworthy cockfighting revelations
Investigation: Cruel cockfighting sees an underground resurgence in Ireland
Illegal matches and the breeding of birds solely for the banned bloodsport is happening up and down the country, an investigation by Noteworthy has found.
Disturbing footage shows organised chicken fights
Brutal bouts being organised in private social media groups
Irish Defence Forces member and foreign government worker linked
Man before the courts charged with allegedly endangering the life of a 'small black kitten'
Appeal for information after injured dog found abandoned and tied up near ISPCA office
Last year
2023
Lynn Boylan: Ireland needs to go from the 'puppy farm capital' of Europe to the gold standard
Lynn Boylan
Analysis: The sight of a tiny calf crammed into a trailer on top of a pile of others is sickening
Caroline Rowley
20 donkeys found abandoned in Galway field in 'shocking case of neglect'
Over 100 dogs currently on waiting list to be surrendered to DSPCA
All time
Tipperary woman convicted of animal cruelty after dog found neglected in back garden
Dozens of animals - including dogs, cats, parrots and a snake - seized by gardaí in Dublin
Six sent for trial over Ashton Dog Pound investigation
Animal cruelty law needs to deal with puppy smuggling, committee told
Woman whose dog could barely 'see, move or breathe' due to its matted coat avoids jail
Appeal for information after dead dog found wrapped in shower curtain and dumped in drain
Abandoned dog 'in safe hands' after being rescued from locked crate by ISPCA
Boy (13) showed 'zero remorse' after torturing hedgehog to death and 'ran off laughing', court hears
'If Tiger King did one thing, it turned the spotlight on the exotic pet industry'
Elisa Allen
Investigation after animal carcass left to rot on popular canal walkway in Dublin
RSPCA looks into British barrister’s claim that he killed a fox with a baseball bat
DSPCA investigating after 12 greyhounds found in back of van going to Spain
Appeal to fund treatment of cats 'scalded with boiling water' in Limerick
Dog dies after being 'eaten alive' by maggots in case of severe neglect in Dublin
Horses left to die by farmer in 'unprecedented' animal cruelty case
Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?
Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road
Man jailed for animal cruelty days before his son died moves to appeal his three-year sentence
'Harrowing conditions': Man jailed for three years and banned from owning dogs or horses for life
Outrage in New Zealand as six baby seals found decapitated
Woman banned for life from owning pets after keeping starved husky in emaciated state in her flat
Australian police hunt for men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos
Farmer found guilty after almost 40 dogs chained and neglected on property
Kitten that was kicked and put in frying pan is being rehomed
Gardaí investigating video showing man putting kitten in frying pan before kicking and throwing it
Appeal after two adult falcons killed while trying to incubate eggs
'The worst case of mange seen in years': DSPCA appeal for information about abandoned dogs
'Not acceptable': Probe launched after young men filmed dragging exhausted pony on public road
27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland
Gardaí launch investigation after horse dies on road in Cork housing estate
Police call for restraint after a young puppy was killed with a hammer in Armagh