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#Animal Welfare

# animal-welfare - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts
# Dognapped
# Dognapped

Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts

Dec 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,611 Views 26 Comments

Law where pets are a ‘low value possession’ alongside plant pots and mobile phones should be reviewed, writes vet Dr Sharon Alston.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Holly Cairns: The greyhound industry is inherently cruel – so why should the taxpayer fund it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Holly Cairns: The greyhound industry is inherently cruel – so why should the taxpayer fund it?

Nov 24th 2020, 11:59 AM 31,370 Views 104 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says it defies logic that the greyhound industry should receive an increase of €2.4m on top of its already high funding.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 12 November, 2020

More than 1,200 hares captured for coursing released back into the wild
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

More than 1,200 hares captured for coursing released back into the wild

Nov 12th 2020, 10:12 PM 39,228 Views 103 Comments

The hares had been held for future coursing meetings.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Man pleads guilty after dog and cat found in 'outrageous state of filth'
# Ballyshannon
# Ballyshannon

Man pleads guilty after dog and cat found in 'outrageous state of filth'

Oct 4th 2020, 12:47 PM 33,911 Views 0 Comments

The ISPCA said that these cases aren’t rare.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Fota Wildlife Park expecting losses of €3.5 million this year as coronavirus reality bites
# Coronavirus Closures
# Coronavirus Closures

Fota Wildlife Park expecting losses of €3.5 million this year as coronavirus reality bites

Apr 18th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,841 Views 13 Comments

Smaller pet farms around the country are feeling the impact already.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Please don't feed your dog Easter eggs, says Dogs Trust
# Dogs Trust
# Dogs Trust

Please don't feed your dog Easter eggs, says Dogs Trust

Apr 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 19,797 Views 32 Comments

Dark chocolate is especially toxic for dogs, so keep it in a place where they can’t sniff it out.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old

Jan 9th 2020, 5:33 PM 85,328 Views 28 Comments

The new regulations also require all adverts to include microchip numbers.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 26 December, 2019

'They're so cold, with no food, wasting away': Rescue charity received 30 calls about horses in one day
# My Lovely Horse
# My Lovely Horse

'They're so cold, with no food, wasting away': Rescue charity received 30 calls about horses in one day

Dec 26th 2019, 8:30 PM 35,915 Views 26 Comments

My Lovely Horse Rescue said owners have again abandoned horses in fields this winter.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 30 November, 2019

'Heinous barbarism': Public urges Heritage Minister to introduce hare coursing ban
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

'Heinous barbarism': Public urges Heritage Minister to introduce hare coursing ban

Nov 30th 2019, 7:30 PM 21,290 Views 82 Comments

The sport sparked controversy following an RTÉ Investigates documentary in July.

# animal-welfare - Friday 29 November, 2019

'A pitiful state': Man fined €800 after dog and puppies found underweight and infested with fleas
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

'A pitiful state': Man fined €800 after dog and puppies found underweight and infested with fleas

Nov 29th 2019, 11:24 AM 19,179 Views 22 Comments

All of the dogs made full recoveries.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

ISPCA rescues six nursing puppies after mother is found chained to gate in Co Roscommon
# Elphin
# Elphin

ISPCA rescues six nursing puppies after mother is found chained to gate in Co Roscommon

Nov 6th 2019, 1:42 PM 35,929 Views 79 Comments

The discovery was made by a member of the public.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats'
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats'

Jul 20th 2019, 9:32 AM 33,802 Views 30 Comments

The IGB has been mired in controversy since serious animal welfare issues were uncovered last month.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy

Jul 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,250 Views 70 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that a more ‘robust’ response is need from government.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?

Jun 8th 2019, 10:11 AM 39,626 Views 88 Comments

Last month Prada announced it will go fur-free.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Opinion: Prada is set to stop using fur but Ireland continues to support this barbaric industry
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Prada is set to stop using fur but Ireland continues to support this barbaric industry

Jun 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,049 Views 33 Comments

Major players in fashion and media are turning their backs on this dying, cruel trade – it is time that we did too, writes John Carmody.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road

Mar 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 45,064 Views 62 Comments

A woman found the horse’s body while she was out walking with her dog.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Poll: Should the government put an end to live exports?
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Poll: Should the government put an end to live exports?

Jan 15th 2019, 8:35 AM 31,718 Views 56 Comments

It has been argued that live export is a “pitiless trade” that harms animals.

Opinion: We must stop sending Irish animals to Libya where they face a cruel death
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: We must stop sending Irish animals to Libya where they face a cruel death

Jan 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 48,677 Views 104 Comments

Terrified bulls are often strung up by a hind leg while fully conscious, before having their throats slashed at repeatedly until they bleed to death, writes Caroline Rowley

# animal-welfare - Friday 11 January, 2019

39 bulls rescued from overturned lorry in Co Fermanagh
# Crash
# Crash

39 bulls rescued from overturned lorry in Co Fermanagh

Jan 11th 2019, 5:52 PM 21,972 Views 20 Comments

Firefighters were helped by a local vet and farm workers, but three of the trapped bulls died.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'Very concerning': Pet surgeries may be postponed due to shortage of anaesthetic drug
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

'Very concerning': Pet surgeries may be postponed due to shortage of anaesthetic drug

Dec 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 7,792 Views 0 Comments

About 50,000 pet surgeries happen in Ireland each year.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%
# Euthanisation
# Euthanisation

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

Jul 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,945 Views 15 Comments

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

# animal-welfare - Friday 15 June, 2018

ISPCA inspector finds 44 cats at Meath house after report from member of public
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

ISPCA inspector finds 44 cats at Meath house after report from member of public

Jun 15th 2018, 8:41 PM 24,456 Views 27 Comments

The ISPCA said the property originally housed three cats but they were allowed to ‘breed uncontrollably’.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Animal welfare charity temporarily suspends activities after 'unfounded criticism on social media'
# Clare Spca
# Clare Spca

Animal welfare charity temporarily suspends activities after 'unfounded criticism on social media'

Jun 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 27,467 Views 32 Comments

The charity has ceased operations until a new committee is formed.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Louth SPCA left to care for over 100 animals after closure of petting farm
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Louth SPCA left to care for over 100 animals after closure of petting farm

Jun 5th 2018, 5:53 PM 18,448 Views 29 Comments

The LSPCA said that a lot of the animals are showing signs of neurological conditions which will require extensive veterinarian care to treat.

# animal-welfare - Friday 4 May, 2018

27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland

May 4th 2018, 3:04 PM 16,821 Views 26 Comments

The dogs and puppies are now in the care of the ISPCA.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Over 1,200 vulnerable animals were seized by the ISPCA last year
# Taking The Lead
# Taking The Lead

Over 1,200 vulnerable animals were seized by the ISPCA last year

Mar 7th 2018, 3:15 PM 6,595 Views 8 Comments

There were 16,211 calls were made to the ISPCA’s helpline last year.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Investigation underway after several horses found dead in Clonmel
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Investigation underway after several horses found dead in Clonmel

Dec 30th 2017, 5:04 PM 34,904 Views 43 Comments

A number of animals were also seized by authorities.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Donegal woman who didn't feed her dog banned from keeping animals for five years
# Starved
# Starved

Donegal woman who didn't feed her dog banned from keeping animals for five years

Dec 21st 2017, 2:53 PM 23,577 Views 63 Comments

The dog was found tied up at the back of the woman’s home next to a dilapidated dog kennel.

# animal-welfare - Monday 18 December, 2017

'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries'
# Limerick
# Limerick

'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries'

Dec 18th 2017, 10:36 PM 17,624 Views 28 Comments

Meanwhile, Action For Animal Welfare Ireland has posted images of a severely neglected horse on its Facebook page.

# animal-welfare - Friday 10 November, 2017

'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses

Nov 10th 2017, 8:39 AM 14,866 Views 68 Comments

Wild animals will be banned in circuses from 1 January 2018. Hare coursing remains legal.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 9 November, 2017

The use of wild animals will be banned in Irish circuses from January 2018
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

The use of wild animals will be banned in Irish circuses from January 2018

Nov 9th 2017, 6:12 PM 21,047 Views 69 Comments

“The use of wild animals for entertainment purposes in circuses can no longer be permitted.”

# animal-welfare - Monday 21 August, 2017

'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing

Aug 21st 2017, 9:20 PM 19,474 Views 68 Comments

A total of 3,000 rats and 21,000 mice were used in Trinity College Dublin in 2016 alone.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Seven dogs had to be put down after being found in 'deplorable' conditions
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Seven dogs had to be put down after being found in 'deplorable' conditions

May 23rd 2017, 1:31 PM 30,431 Views 28 Comments

The animals’ former owner was barred from owning any dogs.

'The greatest show on earth' has ended after 146 years
# Big Stop
# Big Stop

'The greatest show on earth' has ended after 146 years

May 23rd 2017, 6:10 AM 24,675 Views 14 Comments

The circus had stopped using elephants last year but continued to use other animals.

# animal-welfare - Friday 5 May, 2017

Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school?
# Lunch Crunch
# Lunch Crunch

Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school?

May 5th 2017, 12:44 PM 16,458 Views 77 Comments

The ISPCA says it would help to reduce the number of animal welfare cases in the future.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer
# Animals
# Animals

Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer

Mar 21st 2017, 6:57 PM 9,912 Views 15 Comments

Tiger bones are commonly boiled down and mixed with rice wine in Vietnam, a mixture believed to treat arthritis and promote strength.

# animal-welfare - 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 4,172 Views 44 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-welfare - Monday 6 March, 2017

UK zoo to shut down after 500 animal deaths
# Mistreatment
# Mistreatment

UK zoo to shut down after 500 animal deaths

Mar 6th 2017, 5:27 PM 23,499 Views 14 Comments

The zoo’s application for a licence was denied by Barrow Borough Council.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Woman fined after dog found with its mouth taped shut
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Woman fined after dog found with its mouth taped shut

Jan 12th 2017, 12:37 PM 30,103 Views 63 Comments

She had claimed she did not have a proper muzzle for the dog.

# animal-welfare - Monday 26 September, 2016

3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year

Sep 26th 2016, 5:40 PM 8,869 Views 26 Comments

The ISPCA also was involved in 35 prosecutions.

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