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# Animal Cruelty

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Bag of dead puppies found dumped in Meath stream
The animals were found in fertiliser bags last week.
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.
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.
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.
Danish zoo criticised for dissecting a lion in front of a crowd of children
Zoo officials have defended it as educational.
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.
Vets remove dog's eyes after he was shot with a pellet gun
The dog, named Macari, now needs a home.
'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.
Puppy 'melted to death' after being locked in boot of car
The puppy was likely trapped in the car for a number of days.
Horse put down after being stabbed and 'sexually violated'
The owner is offering a €1,400 reward for information.
Dog dies after his throat is slashed in Cork
“His little body was stone cold and he was in a bad state of shock.”
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.
A Florida man has been jailed for killing a family of ducklings with his lawnmower
Jason Falbo plead guilty to animal cruelty charges.
More than 340 dogs have been rehomed from an "appalling" puppy farm in Carlow
Three people were arrested after the farm was discovered in April.
Road marking crew paint over dead cat rather than move it
Kerry County Council is investigating the incident.
An animal rescue charity found a dead pygmy goat in a field in west Dublin
My Lovely Horse Rescue believe the goat was killed by a scrambler.
Man arrested for animal cruelty after Staffie found with mouth taped shut
Warning: This article contains a graphic photo of the dog’s injuries.
Japanese fishermen are going to keep on killing dolphins
Dolphins that are captured alive can fetch more than €7,000.
Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump
The radio station said it wanted to highlight cruelty in the farming industry.
Two men charged with using kittens as live bait for greyhound training
The two men, in Australia, are accused of strapping live kittens to mechanical lures.
RSPCA looking for man who kicked dog in the head 'like a football'
A witness said she saw the man beat the dog five or six times and heard a “crunching noise”.
Man fined €150 for causing a dog to suffer a "slow, lingering death"
The dog was found to have died from parvovirus and had not received any veterinary attention.
Lambs die after their ears are cut off in violent attack
This could make you very sad and/or angry.
Man who killed nine puppies while high on meth jailed
The attack was described as “deplorable and distressing”.
Finding - and punishing - those who hurt animals can help stop them harming humans
Norway is setting up a dedicated policing unit.
'Appalling and horrific' puppy farm with dead animals on site closed down
Inspectors took 52 dogs and two horses away from the site.
Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty
When asked about live exports this week, Hogan said he was in favour of them and would make no apologies about it.
Australian greyhound trainers use live animals to be torn apart by dogs
WARNING: The video in this piece will upset some people.
This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh
The little dog was spotted by a jockey at the racecourse and brought to a local vet but he could not be saved.
Someone in Florida keeps slashing pelicans' pouches so they starve
“They have a slow and agonising death until they starve to death.”
Litter of newborn puppies found 'heartlessly drowned' in Mayo
The puppies were found by a woman and her daughter who were out walking their own dogs in the area.
Buzzard shot and left for dead in Westmeath
“This poor bird must have been in agony until it was found and given pain relief.”
Horses shot and left for dead on Cork/ Limerick border
WARNING: This story contains some images of a graphic nature.
Man jailed and banned from keeping animals over cruelty to dogs
A dog with 11 pups had no food or drink available.
Two-day rescue: 150 sick cats were found in walls and rooms of a house in the US
Nearly 400 cats have been removed from the family in two and a half years.
Baby bear found dead in Central Park, nobody knows where it came from
The three-foot-long cub’s body had signs of trauma.
Man who set dog on fire to be sentenced today
The dog had to be put down after vets concluded he would not fully recover.
Guidelines banning cruelty to horses by traders introduced
This was launched by Minister Simon Coveney today in conjunction with the Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Council.
'The house is so empty without him': Derry family fear the worst after violent abduction of beloved dog
“He was a beat in our heart, a total soulmate.”
CEO put on probation after video of him kicking a dog goes viral
Des Hague is the CEO of food and drink company Centerplate.