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#Animal Rights

# animal-rights - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned

TD Paul Murphy has called or cross-party support for the Bill.

# animal-rights - Sunday 3 February, 2019

OPW sold carcasses of Phoenix Park deer culled by state-hired marksman to game dealer

Annual culls are carried out by the OPW to manage the number of wild deer in the park.

# animal-rights - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'There are horses across the main N2 road, at Darndale, and they are in bits'

It’s not as bad as it was years ago but residents in Dublin still see problems with unlicensed horses.

# animal-rights - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'If you go to Pamplona to be chased by a bull, you’re participating in his long, painful death'

If your idea of fun is running with the bulls in Pamplona, you need to rethink your ethics, writes Grace McKeown.

# animal-rights - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

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

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-rights - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Bullfighting ban in Catalonia is cancelled as it is 'part of Spain's heritage'

Catalonia’s regional parliament voted to abolish bullfighting from January 1, 2012 after animal rights groups garnered 180,000 signatures for a petition.

# animal-rights - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Dublin City Council backs ban on animal circuses

Councillors voted in favour of the motion last night.

# animal-rights - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Clothing designer Armani to go fur-free and stop 'cruel practices' against animals

The designer brand made the announcement today.

# animal-rights - Thursday 15 October, 2015

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

Zoo officials have defended it as educational.

# animal-rights - Friday 25 September, 2015

WATCH: Outrage after animal rights group steals puppy from homeless man

The activists have defended their actions, and claimed the dog was being mistreated.

# animal-rights - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

'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.

# animal-rights - Thursday 6 August, 2015

This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair?

The organisers of the Puck Fair have responded to criticism from animal rights groups.

# animal-rights - Monday 11 May, 2015

Video: Lobsters 'liberated' from Dublin restaurant by animal rights activists Smash And Crab This post contains videos

Video: Lobsters 'liberated' from Dublin restaurant by animal rights activists

The activists say they have ‘no regrets’.

From The Daily Edge Watch the moment animal rights activists 'liberated' nine lobsters from a Dublin restaurant Rock Lobster

Watch the moment animal rights activists 'liberated' nine lobsters from a Dublin restaurant

The lobsters were later released into the sea in Clontarf.

# animal-rights - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Denmark has banned bestiality to stop "animal sex tourism"

But a lot of people were against the law.

# animal-rights - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From The42 Zlatan sparks controversy after allegedly shooting a moose Trouble

Zlatan sparks controversy after allegedly shooting a moose

The incident is not the first time the 33-year-old striker’s love of hunting has been made apparent.

Man sent to jail... for buying and eating three tigers

He bought the tigers for “a huge amount of money”, Chinese media says.

# animal-rights - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Thanks given to Benjy the gay bull supporters as he sets sail for the UK

Sam Simon of Simpsons fame was one of the 321 people who helped save Benjy from the chopping block.

# animal-rights - Friday 28 November, 2014

Realistic-looking dead foxes used to confront shoppers on issue of fur farming

In case you saw them from across the street earlier, and were wondering what was going on.

# animal-rights - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry

It is believed the dogs suffocated in transit during the 14-hour journey.

# animal-rights - Monday 20 October, 2014

Kildare may have seen its last ever animal circus in the county

The motion, which goes before Kildare County Council, has the support of Mayor Fiona O’Loughlin.

# animal-rights - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.

# animal-rights - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Ebola: Outrage as Spanish authorities plan to euthanise pet dog of infected nurse

A petition to stop it has tens of thousands of signatures already.

# animal-rights - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Joan Burton reprimanded by animal rights group after "skin a cat" comment That's Cat

# animal-rights - Monday 11 August, 2014

Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones?

Good sense or Frankenfood? The issue is coming up for debate again in Europe.

# animal-rights - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Animal circuses are a shameful cruelty that you should avoid funding

Hopefully in 100 years we’ll look back on animals in circuses like we now do about Victorian ‘freak show’ performances using disabled people.

# animal-rights - Monday 4 August, 2014

Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years

The Department of Agriculture is trialling a vaccination programme in a number of counties to see how effective it is but most badgers captured are shot.

# animal-rights - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Australian minister questions PETA tactics over video of sheep being beaten

The video shows shearers beating and throwing the animals, stamping on their necks and stitching wounds apparently without anaesthetic.

# animal-rights - Monday 7 July, 2014

Activists 'alarmed' after circus camel walks into traffic

It’s led to new calls for a ban on wild animals in circuses.

'Bloody' demonstrations to be held against badger culling

The Department of Agriculture has tendered for organisations to capture and vaccinate badgers.

# animal-rights - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Duffy's Circus brands criticism of their use of sea lions as "misleading and hurtful"

The circus has said that they treat their animals’ welfare as a “top priority”.

# animal-rights - Monday 20 January, 2014

Annual Japanese dolphin hunt documented in 'The Cove' begins amid US criticism

The hunt in the fishing village of Taiji in western Japan has come under international criticism and was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film “The Cove”.

Video column: Is there a viable solution to ivory poaching?

There were approximately 10 million elephants in Africa at the turn of the 20th century. Today, thanks to widespread poaching, that number has dropped to 500,000.

# animal-rights - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Aaron McKenna: We’re a nation of mass dog murderers

About 5,500 dogs are euthanised in Ireland every year – most are perfectly healthy. The only reason they have to die is because otherwise ordinary people are happy to turn a blind eye to the appalling consequences of their actions.

# animal-rights - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Bereaved pet owners "should be entitled to compassionate leave"

Figures from the UK suggest bereaved pet owners cost the economy £1 billion and a call for compulsory leave is being made here.

# animal-rights - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Poll: Should TV programmes be allowed to show the slaughter of farm animals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should TV programmes be allowed to show the slaughter of farm animals?

Tonight’s Ear to the Ground programme will show its presenter killing a turkey. An animal rights group has called for the scene to be removed. Do you agree?

# animal-rights - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Cross animals off your list of gifts this Christmas, says animal rights group

ARAN have launched a new campaign, supported by Senator David Norris.

# animal-rights - Saturday 23 November, 2013

"Friends not Food": Chinese diners urged to reject cat and dog dishes

As pet-ownership grows among China’s expanding middle-class, an animal rights group is urging people to re-evaluate the practice of eating the animals.

# animal-rights - Monday 7 October, 2013

Animal rights charity calls for Love/Hate boycott after cat shooting scene

A scene that showed a cat being shot set tongues wagging on social media, but one animal rights group is not happy with Nidge and the lads.

# animal-rights - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Animal rights activists unhappy as Department issues licences for hare coursing

Around 90 hare coursing meetings will be held in Ireland in the coming months, with each event using around 100 hares.

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