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#Animal Cruelty

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Puppies found covered in urine and faeces with no access to food or water

The ISPCA has received over 53,000 calls in the past three years.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

In photos: ISPCA report reveals cases of starving dogs and ponies in filthy conditions with no water

In 2016 inspectors initiated 32 prosecutions and saw 15 finalised in court.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 3 February, 2017

Man who hoped his dog would get better without treatment convicted of animal cruelty

The man was in denial and hoped his pet would recover.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Thinking of buying a puppy for Christmas? Here's why you shouldn't

The ISPCA has warned people to wait until January to avoid funding puppy farms where dogs can be kept in “appalling conditions”.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 20 November, 2016

'Quiet, hungry' puppies shipped from Dublin Port will soon need new homes

The puppies were seized in Holyhead and returned to Dublin, where they are now being cared for in temporary foster homes.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Former Tory deputy leader clarifies that he did NOT kill his mother's dog

Michael Heseltine claimed the Alsatian had a mental breakdown.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Protest against animal cruelty as only two people convicted of cruelty to animals so far this year

In 2013, 23 people were convicted for cruelty to animals. That figure was 21 in 2014 and 16 last year.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Animal rights group releases secret video footage of rabbits to call for angora ban

“The unedited images… explicitly demonstrate the rabbits’ suffering,” the One Voice group wrote in its appeal.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore

The animals were part of 1,700 young sheep flown from Ireland to be slaughtered in Monday’s Hari Raya celebration.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 15 August, 2016

Chemicals thrown over two dogs in separate Cork attacks Animal Cruelty This post contains images

Chemicals thrown over two dogs in separate Cork attacks

It’s not yet know what chemicals were used in these attacks – or if the same chemical was used in both.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

'Plastered' tourist fatally injures Pinko the famous dancing flamingo

According to a police report, a 45-year-old father of two was visiting Busch Gardens theme park in Florida with his family when he reached into a pen, picked up the flamingo and threw her down.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 11 July, 2016

Australian man who bit head off a live rat banned from owning pets

Matthew ‘Mad Matt’ Maloney was charged following a raid by RSPCA investigators after the bizarre stunt.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Malicious and cruel: what drives someone to poison a dog?

After the case of deliberate poisoning in Dublin this week, delves into such incidents and why they happen.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing

Ireland is one of only three countries that allows hare coursing. Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan wants it to end.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Meath man convicted after dog Coco left emaciated and barely able to walk

The ISPCA says the dog had a chronic skin condition all over the lower half of her body.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 10 June, 2016

Dog dies after being left in hot car at Bloom festival

Gardaí are investigating after they were called to the Phoenix Park to try and rescue the dog.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Abandoned horse left with maggot infection after headcollar embedded on its head

It took four attempts with a team of volunteers, a vet and the operations manager at Dublin Zoo before the animal could be caught.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Authorities struggling to capture horse that has forced children and residents off green

Daytime seizures can result in a very quick gathering of a hostile mob.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 24 April, 2016

49 starving monkeys rescued from South African garden centre

The monkeys had been kept in cages for the entertainment of people coming to buy plants at the centre.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Cork man fined after Huskies were found covered in faeces with no access to food Mallow This post contains images

# animal-cruelty - Friday 4 March, 2016

The show must not go on – the time to ban wild animals from circuses is now

At least 12 local authorities have introduced bans on the use of council land by circuses – but a full ban is needed, writes Elisa Allen.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 25 January, 2016

Dog blind and fighting for life after being shot with pellet gun

Fawn has 50 to 60 pellets embedded in her head and ears.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 18 January, 2016

Emaciated pony dumped by Dublin canal was 'too weak to lift her head for food'

An animal rescue charity said the animal was “left to die” by a canal in Ballyfermot.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

London man sentenced for having bestiality images and selling monkey heads on eBay

George Bush posted 141 endangered animal specimens for sale online.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Woman finds horses disemboweled and skinned at the end of her driveway

A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 8 January, 2016

German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch

WARNING: This post contains images some readers may find distressing.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Man fined €500 for causing unnecessary suffering to 11 horses - four had to be put down

Gardaí and an ISPCA Inspector discovered the horses in December 2013.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 9 November, 2015

Bag of dead puppies found dumped in Meath stream

The animals were found in fertiliser bags last week.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Youths in Ballymun attempt to set fire to four kittens

Other young people in the area saw what they were doing and rescued the kittens.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 25 October, 2015

A tiny kitten whose tail was skinned off has made a miraculous recovery and has a new home

Patrick was found freezing and terribly injured near Croagh Patrick in Mayo.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Man who violently killed dog in park full of children avoids jail

Liam Dowling will carry out 200 hours community service in lieu of a two-year sentence.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Danish zoo criticised for dissecting a lion in front of a crowd of children

Zoo officials have defended it as educational.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Woman who abandoned dog with no food or water fined and banned from keeping animals

The woman had plead guilty to leaving the dog locked in a kitchen.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Vets remove dog's eyes after he was shot with a pellet gun

The dog, named Macari, now needs a home.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows

The country’s treatment of animals is coming under increasing scrutiny from animal rights groups.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 24 August, 2015

Puppy 'melted to death' after being locked in boot of car

The puppy was likely trapped in the car for a number of days.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Horse put down after being stabbed and 'sexually violated'

The owner is offering a €1,400 reward for information.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 17 August, 2015

Dog dies after his throat is slashed in Cork

“His little body was stone cold and he was in a bad state of shock.”

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Information sought regarding men that 'fed live duck to pitbull' in Co Laois

The incident allegedly happened in Emo Court Gardens in the midlands county.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

A Florida man has been jailed for killing a family of ducklings with his lawnmower

Jason Falbo plead guilty to animal cruelty charges.