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#Animal Cruelty

# animal-cruelty - Friday 25 April, 2014

Dead cats found hanging from trees in plastic bags in New York

Around 25 dead cats – some skeletons and some dead only a short number of days – were found in plastic bags hanging from trees.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 4 April, 2014

Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs

The ISPCA say that it appears that the animals were thrown from the top of the 100m high cliffs.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Tigers are being slaughtered to entertain rich businessmen in China

That’s according to their state media.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 24 March, 2014

Emaciated ex-racehorse dumped in field left to die finds new home

The case of Forest is common one, said the ISPCA who will be talking about Forest and animal cruelty on RTE’s Prime Time this evening.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ceasing online animal sales would make it harder to find 'unscrupulous dealers'

The DSPCA said it’s a serious problem but claims removing ads for these sales would drive the marker underground.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Woman jailed for microwaving her kitten after it attacked goldfish

Sentencing the 23-year-old woman to 14 weeks in jail, the judge said it was an act “of utterly horrendous cruelty”.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Man kept 18 dogs in a jeep and shed with no access to water

The man was banned from keeping dogs for ten years.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Fox-tossing, goose-pulling and rat-baiting: bloodsports through the ages

It’s not all fox-hunting, sometimes it comes down to a rat infestation or hating the French.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 6 February, 2014

This is why a woman was banned from keeping dogs for 2 years

An ISPCA inspector and gardaí found two emaciated boxer dogs at the woman’s house a year ago.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 3 February, 2014

Man in court for throwing four-month-old kitten into the air France This post contains images

Man in court for throwing four-month-old kitten into the air

The kitten, Oscar, suffered a broken foot and a stomach injury during the incident, which was filmed and uploaded to Facebook.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Four dogs found in horrific case of animal cruelty, only one has survived

The surviving dog Willow is being cared for around the clock by the DSPCA.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Men plead guilty to training dogs for animal fights

The PSNI said that the men were aged 43 and 19 years of age.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you begin your Christmas Eve.

Dog found under a pile of rubbish with his skull smashed is on the mend

The vet said the hunting dog, Fionn, had received a severe blunt force trauma to the head.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Men released after being questioned over horse shot dead in Kildare

The men were stopped by gardaí on the N4 shortly after the shooting.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 9 December, 2013

Horse euthanised after being found with two broken legs in Wicklow estate

A vet had to be called to the scene to put the animal down.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Donkey suffers hypothermia after spending night stuck in Dublin canal

The donkey, which is believed to have been in the canal all night, has now been surrendered by her owner to the DSPCA.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 2 December, 2013

Animal charity to report to gardaí after puppy found shot in Athlone

The puppy was found at a popular dog-walking spot with four shotgun shells on its body.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Horse dies after being doused with petrol and set alight

Gardaí are investigating the slaughter of the abandoned horse which happened in the Fettercairn area of Tallaght.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Charity warns public about ‘illicit puppy traders’ selling online

The charity estimates there are more than 10,000 dogs and puppies for sale online on any given day.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Elderly man banned from keeping dogs in 'graphic and horrific' case Animal Cruelty This post contains images

Elderly man banned from keeping dogs in 'graphic and horrific' case

The 80-year-old was also handed down a three-month suspended sentence after the ISPCA discovered four dead dogs and four emaciated Collies at his property in Cork.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Animal rights group to contact schools after cats killed with firecrackers in Drogheda

ARAN has said it wants schools to allow its campaigners to talk to children about the importance of treating animals with kindness and respect.

# animal-cruelty - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Cat 'struck by pellets from gun' on Belfast Road - and survives

It was a discovery that recalls a recent Love/Hate episode, with police treating it as a case of animal cruelty.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 11 October, 2013

Love/Hate blamed for decapitated ducks

Animal Rights group ARAN is willing to offer a reward of €1500 if someone comes forward with information that leads to a conviction.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 2 September, 2013

Collie pups tied in fertiliser bag and dumped in drain Animal Cruelty This post contains images

Collie pups tied in fertiliser bag and dumped in drain

The two pups, named Themla and Louise by their rescuers, were brought back to Roscommon Garda Station where they were given warm bed for the night in a cell.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Poll: Should we ban fur farming in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we ban fur farming in Ireland?

Simon Coveney told us this week that although he doesn’t like the industry, he believes regulating it is the way to go. But do you think fur farms should be closed down?

# animal-cruelty - Friday 21 June, 2013

Sligo man charged with keeping a pony tied up for so long the rope tore her face

William ‘Jack’ Conway admitted to the offence at Sligo District Court and has until September to pay a fine or face prison.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 7 June, 2013

Witness to dog death insists no malicious involvement from UL students

An anonymous student has written to the Limerick Leader disputing claims that students lured a dog to a deliberate death.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know this morning…

Two puppies beaten and thrown over 10-foot wall in Portlaoise

The two eight-week-old pups had been abandoned behind the high wall for about four days, leaving them severely dehydrated.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

University of Limerick to investigate students' role in dog death

UL says it has initiated its own inquiries about an incident where students allegedly lured a dog into a motor accident.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 3 June, 2013

Gardaí investigating complaint about 'almost dead' hares released back into wild

The Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht has also raised the matter and requested that hares be kept until they have fully recovered.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Huge variations in payment of dog fines by local authorities

Figures from 2012 show payment rates varied from full compliance to just 3.6 per cent.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Four tips to better understanding the fox

The Irish Wildlife Trust has issued recommendations to the public following reports on the wild animals in recent weeks.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Dog hacked to death with axe on Valentine's Day

North Wexford SPCA said it was one of the “most brutal” cases of violence against an animal the group has seen.

# animal-cruelty - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Almost 3,000 live cattle to be exported to Libya tomorrow

Animal rights groups have criticised the export but the department said it enforces a strict system of transport rules.

# animal-cruelty - Monday 11 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Animal rights groups condemn 'brutal attack' on fox in Laois

The fox was found tied to a gate after being shot and skinned.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Pics: Taylor the puppy settling into his forever home after cruel ordeal Animal Welfare This post contains images

Pics: Taylor the puppy settling into his forever home after cruel ordeal

Last month the four month old puppy was found on the outskirts of a housing estate with his throat slashed

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 19 January, 2013

25 puppies surrendered to Dogs Trust in 6 days

Some of the puppies were left in bags in a graveyard and along a canal while others arrived with serious burns on their paws from standing in their own urine.