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#Animal Cruelty

# animal-cruelty - Monday 9 June, 2014

Horse attached to sulky dies after smashing into oncoming vehicle
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Horse attached to sulky dies after smashing into oncoming vehicle

Jun 9th 2014, 4:51 PM 34,649 Views 171 Comments

The ISPCA is now calling for a ban on these small carts being used on public roads.

# animal-cruelty - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Video shows 'dog' literally melting away in hot car
# Dog Days
# Dog Days

Video shows 'dog' literally melting away in hot car

May 31st 2014, 4:30 PM 25,824 Views 16 Comments

Timely warning from DogsTrust not to leave pets in cars.

How many horses has your council seized this year?
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

How many horses has your council seized this year?

May 31st 2014, 4:25 PM 12,050 Views 26 Comments

More than 2,400 horses have been seized in the first half of this year.

# animal-cruelty - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Man arrested after a video of him kicking a cat goes viral
# Cruel Blow
From The Daily Edge
# Cruel Blow

Man arrested after a video of him kicking a cat goes viral

May 7th 2014, 6:00 PM 32,819 Views 99 Comments

Andre Robinson was filmed kicking a helpless kitten. The internet made SURE he wouldn’t get away with it.

# animal-cruelty - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Anger after 4 foaling mares are put down in Kilkenny despite offers of homes
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Anger after 4 foaling mares are put down in Kilkenny despite offers of homes

Apr 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 27,722 Views 76 Comments

Pauline Doyle said her offer to rehome the horses was ignored.

# animal-cruelty - Friday 25 April, 2014

Dead cats found hanging from trees in plastic bags in New York
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Apr 25th 2014, 9:41 PM 23,671 Views 62 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Apr 4th 2014, 8:59 AM 31,186 Views 140 Comments

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
# Butchered
# Butchered

Tigers are being slaughtered to entertain rich businessmen in China

Mar 27th 2014, 3:03 PM 15,670 Views 53 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Mar 24th 2014, 9:01 PM 26,152 Views 51 Comments

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'
# How Much Is That Doggie
# How Much Is That Doggie

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

Mar 21st 2014, 7:30 AM 6,474 Views 42 Comments

The DSPCA said it’s a serious problem but DoneDeals.ie 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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Woman jailed for microwaving her kitten after it attacked goldfish

Mar 13th 2014, 2:38 PM 28,593 Views 125 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Feb 20th 2014, 6:30 AM 17,219 Views 51 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Feb 15th 2014, 10:00 AM 32,546 Views 25 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Feb 6th 2014, 9:30 PM 35,478 Views 142 Comments

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
# France

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

Feb 3rd 2014, 1:59 PM 32,024 Views 85 Comments

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
# Cruelty
# Cruelty

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

Jan 21st 2014, 6:21 PM 27,040 Views 80 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Men plead guilty to training dogs for animal fights

Jan 14th 2014, 6:14 PM 13,772 Views 0 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Dec 24th 2013, 8:55 AM 8,995 Views 5 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Dec 24th 2013, 6:45 AM 28,086 Views 95 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Men released after being questioned over horse shot dead in Kildare

Dec 17th 2013, 1:00 PM 11,718 Views 29 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Dec 9th 2013, 5:41 PM 31,481 Views 88 Comments

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
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Donkey suffers hypothermia after spending night stuck in Dublin canal

Dec 4th 2013, 2:10 PM 25,998 Views 61 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Dec 2nd 2013, 11:15 AM 17,965 Views 139 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Horse dies after being doused with petrol and set alight

Nov 28th 2013, 11:07 PM 88,568 Views 370 Comments

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
# Not Just For Christmas
# Not Just For Christmas

Charity warns public about ‘illicit puppy traders’ selling online

Nov 27th 2013, 1:37 PM 11,237 Views 41 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty

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

Nov 21st 2013, 7:54 AM 36,196 Views 116 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Oct 20th 2013, 5:02 PM 19,126 Views 170 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Oct 17th 2013, 5:54 PM 7,734 Views 74 Comments

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 Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Love/Hate blamed for decapitated ducks

Oct 11th 2013, 12:30 PM 28,480 Views 241 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty

Collie pups tied in fertiliser bag and dumped in drain

Sep 2nd 2013, 3:20 PM 9,549 Views 54 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should we ban fur farming in Ireland?

Jul 20th 2013, 9:44 AM 34,161 Views 187 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Jun 21st 2013, 10:38 AM 15,352 Views 71 Comments

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
# Dog Death
# Dog Death

Witness to dog death insists no malicious involvement from UL students

Jun 7th 2013, 7:36 PM 15,867 Views 48 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Jun 5th 2013, 8:37 AM 6,789 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 5th 2013, 6:45 AM 15,405 Views 86 Comments

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
# Limerick
# Limerick

University of Limerick to investigate students' role in dog death

Jun 4th 2013, 3:27 PM 46,561 Views 189 Comments

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
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

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

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 13,823 Views 59 Comments

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
# Dog Control
# Dog Control

Huge variations in payment of dog fines by local authorities

Apr 13th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,587 Views 26 Comments

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
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

Four tips to better understanding the fox

Feb 24th 2013, 8:20 AM 11,345 Views 61 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Dog hacked to death with axe on Valentine's Day

Feb 20th 2013, 12:03 PM 20,671 Views 128 Comments

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