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#Animal Rights

# animal-rights - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
# Live Exports
# Live Exports

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 22,070 Views 40 Comments

Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.

# animal-rights - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 16th 2020, 3:21 PM 41,986 Views 139 Comments

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
# Deery Me
# Deery Me

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

Feb 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 47,175 Views 77 Comments

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'
# My Lovely Horse
# My Lovely Horse

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

Apr 22nd 2018, 7:45 AM 34,295 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 16th 2017, 8:45 AM 3,814 Views 50 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 14th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,607 Views 42 Comments

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'
# Unconstitutional
# Unconstitutional

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

Oct 20th 2016, 3:05 PM 10,103 Views 42 Comments

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
# Animal Rights
# Animal Rights

Dublin City Council backs ban on animal circuses

Jul 26th 2016, 6:08 PM 13,021 Views 47 Comments

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
# Fur No More
# Fur No More

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

Mar 22nd 2016, 2:19 PM 8,283 Views 18 Comments

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
# Copenhagen
# Copenhagen

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

Oct 15th 2015, 8:37 PM 16,491 Views 32 Comments

Zoo officials have defended it as educational.

# animal-rights - Friday 25 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 25th 2015, 11:33 PM 27,159 Views 66 Comments

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
# Orangutan Boxing
# Orangutan Boxing

'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows

Sep 1st 2015, 11:10 PM 16,832 Views 30 Comments

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?
# What The Puck
# What The Puck

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

Aug 6th 2015, 1:30 PM 17,932 Views 29 Comments

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
# Smash And Crab

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

May 11th 2015, 9:40 PM 50,497 Views 165 Comments

The activists say they have ‘no regrets’.

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

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

May 11th 2015, 9:57 AM 2,668 Views 5 Comments

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"
# Bestiality
# Bestiality

Denmark has banned bestiality to stop "animal sex tourism"

Apr 23rd 2015, 10:06 PM 34,349 Views 95 Comments

But a lot of people were against the law.

# animal-rights - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Zlatan sparks controversy after allegedly shooting a moose
# Trouble
From The42
# Trouble

Zlatan sparks controversy after allegedly shooting a moose

Dec 30th 2014, 12:49 PM 4,437 Views 12 Comments

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
# Yuck
# Yuck

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

Dec 30th 2014, 7:50 AM 10,732 Views 12 Comments

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
# So Long Benjy
# So Long Benjy

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

Dec 13th 2014, 3:29 PM 8,076 Views 33 Comments

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
# Fake Foxes
# Fake Foxes

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

Nov 28th 2014, 7:10 PM 39,153 Views 97 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

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

Oct 29th 2014, 7:36 PM 24,605 Views 41 Comments

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
# Animal Rights
# Animal Rights

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

Oct 20th 2014, 3:53 PM 11,310 Views 33 Comments

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
# Happy Tail
# Happy Tail

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

Oct 14th 2014, 10:23 AM 11,327 Views 72 Comments

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
# Madrid Madra
# Madrid Madra

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

Oct 7th 2014, 10:18 PM 20,052 Views 81 Comments

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

# animal-rights - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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

Joan Burton reprimanded by animal rights group after "skin a cat" comment

Sep 16th 2014, 1:03 PM 15,864 Views 97 Comments

Joan. Cat menacer.

# animal-rights - Monday 11 August, 2014

Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones?
# Send In The Clones
# Send In The Clones

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

Aug 11th 2014, 8:00 PM 38 Views 35 Comments

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
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

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

Aug 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 925 Views 103 Comments

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
# Eradication
# Eradication

Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years

Aug 4th 2014, 8:45 AM 10,325 Views 45 Comments

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
# Animal Rights
# Animal Rights

Australian minister questions PETA tactics over video of sheep being beaten

Jul 12th 2014, 6:00 PM 20,625 Views 48 Comments

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
# Wrong Place
# Wrong Place

Activists 'alarmed' after circus camel walks into traffic

Jul 7th 2014, 6:54 PM 18,111 Views 37 Comments

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

'Bloody' demonstrations to be held against badger culling
# A View To A Cull
# A View To A Cull

'Bloody' demonstrations to be held against badger culling

Jul 7th 2014, 4:36 PM 7,714 Views 57 Comments

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"
# ISPCA
# ISPCA

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

Feb 8th 2014, 10:15 AM 13,184 Views 101 Comments

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
# Japan
# Japan

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

Jan 20th 2014, 2:10 PM 9,209 Views 59 Comments

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?
# Insight
# Insight

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

Jan 20th 2014, 12:45 PM 27 Views 29 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 796 Views 111 Comments

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"
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Bereaved pet owners "should be entitled to compassionate leave"

Jan 15th 2014, 6:45 AM 13,217 Views 86 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Dec 19th 2013, 9:41 AM 10,787 Views 96 Comments

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
# Aran

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

Dec 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,241 Views 46 Comments

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
# China
# China

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

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:45 AM 11,413 Views 55 Comments

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
# Love/Hate
# Love/Hate

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

Oct 7th 2013, 3:32 PM 27,990 Views 257 Comments

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.

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