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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Animal Cruelty

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 rights groups condemn 'brutal attack' on fox in Laois
The fox was found tied to a gate after being shot and skinned.
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
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.
Dogs Trust receives record number of surrender calls after Christmas
The charity currently has 163 dogs and puppies in its care and takes up to 220 surrender calls a week.
Taylor the puppy recovering well after horrific attack
Details of the cruel attack on the three month old pup have become more clear as vets assess his injuries.
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Lurcher puppy has throat slashed in brutal attack
The puppy, named Taylor by his rescuers, is recovering after a two hour surgery to reconstruct his neck.
Justin Bieber accused of animal cruelty against his pet hamster
He gave the hamster to a screaming fan. Where is the love?
MEPs vote to close loopholes in shark finning ban
The passing of this vote means that all sharks caught by EU vessels have to be landed intact.
Puppy Fund for rescued dogs raises over €7,000 in three days
The DSPCA has set a €10k target in order to care for 96 puppies recently rescued.
Some seized puppies 'only six weeks old', says DSPCA
The second litter of puppies, seized at Dublin Port on Thursday evening, are mostly aged between eight and ten weeks.
56 puppies rescued in second dog trafficking seizure
One man was arrested but has been released since.
Rescued puppies will need homes...potential owners asked to register
The dogs are not available for adoption just yet as they are still evidence in the animal cruelty case.
Eight in Belfast court over 204 animal cruelty charges
The charges relate to an investigation which culminated in property searches across Belfast last year.
Spain: Four hurt at Pamplona's running of the bulls
A further four people have been injured in this year’s San Fermin festival in Pamplona.
Three in court over badger baiting
The bloodsport is illegal in the UK and Ireland, but what is it? And who does it?
Anjelica Huston calls on Minister Simon Coveney to ban fur farming in Ireland
The award-winning actress, who spent much of her childhood in Ireland, has appealed to the Government to honour its commitment to ban fur farming in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill.
ISPCA rescue abandoned horse in north Cork
TJ is now recovering at an equine centre with the support of the ISPCA staff.
6 political activist celebrities (other than George Clooney)
These temporary jailbirds put their star power behind issues from the Vietnam War to nuclear power.
Poll: Should hare coursing be banned?
Anti-hunting activists have hit out at the Government for exempting hare coursing from animal cruelty laws. So what do you think?
Two seals found shot at Tramore beach
The dying seals were found at the Waterford beach in the past two days.
Man banned from owning dogs after his puppy got drunk
Matthew Cox’s six-month-old Labrador puppy was seen staggering and falling near his home, a court heard.
Column: It’s time to take the turkey off the Christmas table
The modern turkey is an unfortunate abomination, reduced by genetic selection to a sedentary, corpulent creature that cannot naturally reproduce.
Two dogs stolen from animal sanctuary found - but three still missing
The husky and hairy lurcher were taken by thieves alongside two terriers and a patterdale on Saturday 10 December, during a break-in at Galway SPCA’s Heathlawn Animal Sanctuary.
Woman who killed cat in microwave jailed for 168 days
Gina Robins, a 31-year-old English woman, showed little remorse over the incident.
Thieves break into Galway animal shelter to steal dogs
Galway SPCA shelter at Heathlawn has supplies ransacked and five dogs stolen – some of whom were recovering from surgery.
Mc Donald’s drops US egg supplier over cruelty charges after shocking video
A Minnesota-based egg supplier has been dropped by the fast food giant after an animal rights group filmed an undercover video or practices in farms across three states.
Warning to pet owners after cat is decapitated
The cat’s body was found in the garden of a house in Galway on Sunday morning. Galway SPCA says its head has not yet been recovered.