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# Animal Rights

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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.
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.
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.
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?
Cross animals off your list of gifts this Christmas, says animal rights group
ARAN have launched a new campaign, supported by Senator David Norris.
"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 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 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.
Rosanna Davison goes naked in a bath of chilli peppers
Zookeeper suspended for allegedly punching seal
The fur seal has been examined since and is said to be doing fine.
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?
Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week
All six horses had died or had to be humanely destroyed because of starvation and neglect.
Scruffts: Mongrels to get their time in the spotlight
Despite the inclusion of cross-breeds, there are still “serious concerns” about the competition.
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.
Save the elephants or I'll move to Russia, Brigitte Bardot tells France.
The French actress says she will follow Gerard Depardieu’s lead and move to Russia unless two elephants under threat of being put down are granted a reprieve.
Minister Coveney to meet with Agriculture Committee over animal welfare bill
Andrew Doyle TD welcomes the chance to discuss the Bill – saying that animal health, animal welfare and farm profitability are interlinked and “of equal importance”.
Decline in greyhound racing entries due to kennel cough
However the Irish Greyhound Board said the issue is temporary and all recently advertised sweepstakes still have the required number of entries to go ahead.
Animal rights group to march in Dublin
ARAN is calling on the government to introduce tougher sentences and fines for animal abuse and cruelty.
Vegan society attacks Mattie McGrath for 'cannibalism' comments
The independent Tipp TD is in the firing line after asking whether animal rights wanted meat-eaters to become cannibals.
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.
6 political activist celebrities (other than George Clooney)
These temporary jailbirds put their star power behind issues from the Vietnam War to nuclear power.
PETA under fire over controversial vegan ad
The animal rights organisation has been accused of promoting violence against women in the latest of its controversial ad campaigns.
Opposition TDs propose laws to ban hare coursing
Clare Daly and Maureen O’Sullivan will introduce a Bill later this year to address animal cruelty in sports and other rights issues.
Romanian lawmakers vote to euthanise stray dogs
Bucharest alone is home to an estimated 50,000 stray dogs.
Catalonia marks final day of bullfighting ahead of ban
A ban on Spain’s traditional bullfights takes effect in the north-eastern region on 1 January 2012.
Column: PETA uses shock tactics? Of course we do. We have to.
Animal rights group PETA are to launch an .xxx website that will juxtapose pornographic sexual images with pics of animal cruelty. PETA’s manager explains that they have to be provocative to get their arguments noticed.
PETA to launch pornography website
The animal rights group is to launch a pornography website – saying it will mix adult content with graphic images of animal abuse in a bid to raise awareness about animal rights.
Japan intends to continue Antarctic whaling
The anti-whaling group Sea Shepard has thwarted Japan’s efforts to hunt whales already this year.
Unlabelled fur garments face EU clampdown
Shoppers with allergies or objections to fur will be protected by new rules to make sure clothes with animal trimmings are clearly marked.
Japan wants international action against anti-whaling group
Activists disrupted the Asian country’s annual whale hunt in the Antarctic.
Japan temporarily halts Antarctic whaling
Government fishing agency considering calling off this year’s whale cull completely, after pressure from anti-whaling demonstrators.
Parasailing donkey dies from heart attack
Donkey which drew attention from animal rights activists around the world has died as a result of the trauma she experienced during promotional stunt, according to vet.
Toy shop cancels live penguin and reindeer shows
Famous toy shop Hamleys has cancelled live reindeer and penguins shows planned for its central London store after a public backlash.