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#Animal Cruelty

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 12th 2017, 4:19 PM 9,119 Views 34 Comments

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

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years

Mar 29th 2017, 10:46 AM 15,003 Views 30 Comments

No motive was given for the attack.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

'Hungry, thirsty, filthy': Woman fined €2,500 after dogs discovered in horrendous conditions
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

'Hungry, thirsty, filthy': Woman fined €2,500 after dogs discovered in horrendous conditions

Mar 28th 2017, 3:16 PM 37,654 Views 52 Comments

One of the dogs was missing all but two of his teeth.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 25 March, 2017

China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter
# Gelatin Remedy
# Gelatin Remedy

China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter

Mar 25th 2017, 4:00 PM 14,988 Views 24 Comments

The donkey gelatin industry is said to be worth millions of dollars in China, which is now looking to Africa to satisfy new demand.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Zoo deaths: 'In the wild, gorillas don't eat their own vomit and pull out their hair in frustration'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Zoo deaths: 'In the wild, gorillas don't eat their own vomit and pull out their hair in frustration'

Mar 14th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,200 Views 42 Comments

Even in the best circumstances, it’s impossible for zoos to meet all the unique needs of the various species they hold captive, writes Elisa Allen.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 12 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 12th 2017, 7:40 AM 25,988 Views 18 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Mar 7th 2017, 3:26 PM 14,622 Views 21 Comments

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
# Convicted
# Convicted

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

Feb 3rd 2017, 2:44 PM 28,980 Views 35 Comments

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
# Rogue Breeders
# Rogue Breeders

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

Nov 26th 2016, 5:00 PM 19,992 Views 18 Comments

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
# Puppy Farms
# Puppy Farms

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

Nov 20th 2016, 8:15 PM 24,335 Views 14 Comments

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
# Strangled
# Strangled

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

Nov 1st 2016, 10:28 AM 24,532 Views 39 Comments

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
# Cork City
# Cork City

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

Oct 23rd 2016, 5:48 PM 9,635 Views 73 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Sep 18th 2016, 9:30 AM 16,496 Views 42 Comments

“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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Sep 11th 2016, 2:42 PM 30,711 Views 78 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty

Chemicals thrown over two dogs in separate Cork attacks

Aug 15th 2016, 5:18 PM 21,481 Views 50 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

'Plastered' tourist fatally injures Pinko the famous dancing flamingo

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:56 PM 39,387 Views 48 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Jul 11th 2016, 10:47 AM 32,430 Views 39 Comments

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?
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Jun 25th 2016, 11:30 AM 28,804 Views 57 Comments

After the case of deliberate poisoning in Dublin this week, TheJournal.ie 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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Jun 21st 2016, 3:09 PM 16,818 Views 121 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Jun 12th 2016, 5:15 PM 34,142 Views 85 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Dog dies after being left in hot car at Bloom festival

Jun 10th 2016, 9:18 AM 46,574 Views 124 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

May 31st 2016, 6:05 AM 26,483 Views 54 Comments

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
# Fear
# Fear

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

May 22nd 2016, 7:30 PM 36,505 Views 92 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

49 starving monkeys rescued from South African garden centre

Apr 24th 2016, 2:12 PM 16,466 Views 14 Comments

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
# Mallow

Cork man fined after Huskies were found covered in faeces with no access to food

Apr 6th 2016, 3:30 PM 23,521 Views 56 Comments

One of the dogs was pregnant.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 4 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,509 Views 69 Comments

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
# Mayo
# Mayo

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

Jan 25th 2016, 9:17 AM 14,723 Views 56 Comments

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'
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Jan 18th 2016, 12:16 PM 24,049 Views 55 Comments

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
# Endangered Species
# Endangered Species

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

Jan 13th 2016, 9:53 PM 17,662 Views 35 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Jan 9th 2016, 12:00 PM 53,920 Views 41 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch

Jan 8th 2016, 11:57 AM 32,021 Views 62 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Nov 17th 2015, 6:00 PM 15,852 Views 47 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Bag of dead puppies found dumped in Meath stream

Nov 9th 2015, 5:06 PM 26,894 Views 59 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Youths in Ballymun attempt to set fire to four kittens

Oct 28th 2015, 10:14 AM 16,855 Views 60 Comments

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
# Happy Ending
# Happy Ending

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

Oct 25th 2015, 6:26 PM 18,225 Views 41 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Oct 17th 2015, 7:45 AM 19,971 Views 66 Comments

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
# Copenhagen
# Copenhagen

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

Oct 15th 2015, 8:37 PM 16,479 Views 31 Comments

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
# Faeces And Urine
# Faeces And Urine

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

Sep 22nd 2015, 10:00 AM 16,298 Views 50 Comments

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
# Macari
# Macari

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

Sep 5th 2015, 2:18 PM 17,154 Views 50 Comments

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
# Orangutan Boxing
# Orangutan Boxing

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

Sep 1st 2015, 11:10 PM 16,827 Views 30 Comments

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