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#Animal Welfare

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Irish unweaned calves being exported?
# Trade Off
# Trade Off

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Irish unweaned calves being exported?

Sep 7th 2022, 3:22 PM 4,077 Views 4 Comments

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and vet Dr Alexander Rabitsch tell Susan Daly about animal welfare concerns in the growing trade to Europe.

Gardaí and Department of Agriculture probing deaths of 400 bull calves on Co Limerick farm
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Gardaí and Department of Agriculture probing deaths of 400 bull calves on Co Limerick farm

Sep 7th 2022, 10:28 AM 28,534 Views 0 Comments

The bull calves were found in a decomposed state after they appear to have succumbed to suspected disease and malnutrition.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

Midwife pays up to avoid conviction over dog ‘eaten alive' by maggots
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Midwife pays up to avoid conviction over dog ‘eaten alive' by maggots

Sep 6th 2022, 3:08 PM 52,508 Views 2 Comments

Chloe Rogers of Rialto, Dublin, pleaded guilty to an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare Act.

# animal-welfare - Friday 2 September, 2022

‘Empty bellies’: Unweaned calves left without milk for long periods on journey to Europe
# Trade Off
# Trade Off

‘Empty bellies’: Unweaned calves left without milk for long periods on journey to Europe

Sep 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 18,472 Views 16 Comments

Department audit finds some operators not complying with feeding intervals, Noteworthy reveals.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 1 September, 2022

Department of Agriculture looking into 'horrific' discovery of greyhound remains in Kildare bog
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Department of Agriculture looking into 'horrific' discovery of greyhound remains in Kildare bog

Sep 1st 2022, 4:19 PM 20,586 Views 16 Comments

The remains, including individual skulls and bones as well as full skeletons, were found dumped at a spot in the bog.

‘A slow, terrible death’: The fate of Irish cattle exported outside of the EU
# Trade Off
# Trade Off

‘A slow, terrible death’: The fate of Irish cattle exported outside of the EU

Sep 1st 2022, 7:00 AM 22,822 Views 25 Comments

Noteworthy finds the State has little to no control over what happens to animals once they leave Ireland.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

'Export loophole’: Irish cattle shipped from Spain on ‘substandard’ vessels
# Trade Off
# Trade Off

'Export loophole’: Irish cattle shipped from Spain on ‘substandard’ vessels

Aug 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 25,546 Views 26 Comments
  • Thousands of cattle exported on vessels that do not meet standards required under Irish laws
  • Niall Sargent of Noteworthy reports that unwanted males from the dairy industry are among those exported
  • Destinations include Egypt where ‘appalling’ slaughter techniques are common

# animal-welfare - Thursday 11 August, 2022

Puck Fair goat has been let down from its cage due to heatwave
# GOAT DOWN
# GOAT DOWN

Puck Fair goat has been let down from its cage due to heatwave

Updated Aug 11th 2022, 2:26 PM 42,420 Views 55 Comments

Before the festival began organisers announced that the goat would have a fan in its cage during its three days in its cage.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Poll: Have you ever been to the Puck Fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever been to the Puck Fair?

Aug 10th 2022, 8:22 AM 31,409 Views 80 Comments

Ireland’s oldest festival begins today.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Puck Fair goat may be given fan to cope with heatwave amid cruelty concerns
# Kerry
# Kerry

Puck Fair goat may be given fan to cope with heatwave amid cruelty concerns

Aug 9th 2022, 5:27 PM 45,730 Views 64 Comments

Traditionally the wild goat spends three days and three nights on a tall stand overlooking the town of Killorglin.

Owners leaving dogs at shelters citing mental health issues, housing problems and cost of living
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Owners leaving dogs at shelters citing mental health issues, housing problems and cost of living

Aug 9th 2022, 6:21 AM 30,783 Views 20 Comments

Animals in pounds that can’t be rehomed are often put down.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Here's how to keep your pets safe and cool during the hot weather
# Animal Safety
# Animal Safety

Here's how to keep your pets safe and cool during the hot weather

Jul 16th 2022, 7:30 AM 20,232 Views 5 Comments

Met Éireann has issued a nationwide Status Yellow high temperature warning from tomorrow.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Dublin Zoo strongly denies animal welfare claims raised in Seanad
# Whistleblower
# Whistleblower

Dublin Zoo strongly denies animal welfare claims raised in Seanad

Jul 14th 2022, 6:10 PM 32,735 Views 0 Comments

Senator Annie Hoey read from a protected disclosure from a member of staff at the zoo.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 21 May, 2022

Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed

May 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 16,896 Views 12 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan says an outdated law means that young dogs found in dire need cannot be rehomed for some time.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 20 January, 2022

MEPs vote in favour of proposals on live animal transport with some last-minute changes
# Live Animals
# Live Animals

MEPs vote in favour of proposals on live animal transport with some last-minute changes

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 5:34 PM 27,224 Views 20 Comments

The recommendations on the transport of live animals were debated today in Strasbourg.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Animal cruelty law needs to deal with puppy smuggling, committee told
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Animal cruelty law needs to deal with puppy smuggling, committee told

Nov 10th 2021, 10:56 PM 8,854 Views 2 Comments

A charity representative said that puppy farming was the biggest animal welfare problem that his organisation faced.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China
# Flying Pigs
# Flying Pigs

Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China

Oct 19th 2021, 6:35 PM 21,366 Views 25 Comments

Animal welfare experts have said such live exports would be ‘cruel and inhumane’.

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban

Oct 19th 2021, 4:44 PM 17,364 Views 33 Comments

There are approximately 120,000 mink on three farms in counties Laois, Donegal and Kerry.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 19 September, 2021

Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored

Sep 19th 2021, 8:30 AM 33,962 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin senator says new legislation to stop the sale of dogs online is not being enforced.

# animal-welfare - Friday 17 September, 2021

Manager charged with permitting 'lay person' to kill dog at Ashton Pound
# Court
# Court

Manager charged with permitting 'lay person' to kill dog at Ashton Pound

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 3:50 PM 61,439 Views 0 Comments

Six people have been charged with animal cruelty offences on foot of an investigation.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 29 July, 2021

'A very unique year': Big drop in the number of dogs destroyed at Irish pounds in 2020
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

'A very unique year': Big drop in the number of dogs destroyed at Irish pounds in 2020

Jul 29th 2021, 12:51 PM 11,496 Views 17 Comments

171 dogs were put to sleep in pounds last year.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Horse charity raises concerns as it records its first case of suspected bestiality in ten years
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Horse charity raises concerns as it records its first case of suspected bestiality in ten years

Jul 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 89,946 Views 98 Comments
  • The horse was taken from its owner and housed by the charity after the allegations
  • One vet said he had not seen anything like the damage sustained by the horse in his 25 years

# animal-welfare - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Poll: Should the practice of boiling lobsters alive be banned in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the practice of boiling lobsters alive be banned in Ireland?

Jul 8th 2021, 7:59 AM 49,513 Views 95 Comments

The UK government is considering a ban on boiling lobsters alive.

# animal-welfare - Monday 5 July, 2021

Woman convicted for possessing stolen dog that was found dead at Tipperary property
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Woman convicted for possessing stolen dog that was found dead at Tipperary property

Jul 5th 2021, 1:48 PM 40,045 Views 31 Comments

ISPCA Inspector Alice Lacey said the case “emphasises the value of having your dog microchipped”.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

100 ducklings rehomed by charity after short-lived social media trend
# Ducklings
# Ducklings

100 ducklings rehomed by charity after short-lived social media trend

May 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 24,075 Views 13 Comments

People earlier this month were urged not to buy ducklings being sold for as low as €5 each.

# animal-welfare - 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 22,623 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-welfare - Saturday 27 March, 2021

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
# Wild Horses
# Wild Horses

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners

Mar 27th 2021, 8:01 PM 22,987 Views 42 Comments

DSPCA education and community outreach projects are trying to address welfare issues facing loose horses in the greater Dublin area.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Donkey rescued after being found with 'deep' wound and tied up in south Dublin field
# Mac The Donkey
# Mac The Donkey

Donkey rescued after being found with 'deep' wound and tied up in south Dublin field

Feb 9th 2021, 2:25 PM 25,297 Views 22 Comments

The donkey has been taken into the care of the My Lovely Horse Rescue charity.

# 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 21,921 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 33,711 Views 107 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 39,396 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 34,126 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 18,980 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 19,945 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 87,971 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 36,176 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 21,384 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 19,523 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 36,076 Views 80 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 33,869 Views 30 Comments

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

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