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# Animal Welfare

Last week
16th June 2024 - 22nd June 2024
Dogs used in illegal hunting pose danger to the public, expert warns
A Noteworthy investigation exposes the underground world of dog-on-wildlife fighting and the dangers posed by the pets conditioned to attack.
Dogs bred to fight and kill protected wildlife in Ireland
Badgers, foxes and minks regularly targeted
Pets suffering serious injuries traded for cash on ability to kill
Last month
May 2024
Calls for Seanad debate following Noteworthy cockfighting revelations
This year
2024
Appeal for information after injured dog found abandoned and tied up near ISPCA office
Two puppies rescued from bog as Dogs Trust receives over 400 post-Christmas surrender requests
More than 16,500 sheep and cows stuck on board ship off Australia after Red Sea sailing cancelled
Wicklow couple fined €3,000 after admitting role in having American Bully dogs' ears cropped
Last year
2023
Lynn Boylan: Ireland needs to go from the 'puppy farm capital' of Europe to the gold standard
Lynn Boylan
DSPCA urges people not to buy a pet instead of an engagement ring this Christmas
Dr Catherine Conlon: Where does BSE come from and what are the risks?
Dr Catherine Conlon
Dog Behaviourist: We have a dog welfare crisis in Ireland that we can no longer ignore
Suzi Walsh
Minister calls on advertisers and media to stop using unnecessary images of flat-faced dogs
Whaling to resume in Iceland tomorrow after two-month hiatus
Stricter laws on ownership of dogs with cropped ears to kick in on 1 September
Dublin Zoo to add shelters to African animals' enclosure following inspection
Number of dogs being put down in pounds doubled in a year
Analysis: The sight of a tiny calf crammed into a trailer on top of a pile of others is sickening
Caroline Rowley
'National crisis in animal welfare': post-pandemic surge in cruelty cases says ISPCA
20 donkeys found abandoned in Galway field in 'shocking case of neglect'
Dogs seized as greyhound allegedly 'found being eaten by wildlife' near trainer's yard
Dogs Trust highlights 'huge rise' in unwanted dogs in Ireland as they save emaciated lurcher
Gardaí seize six dogs in Sligo in joint operation with ISPCA
Over 100 dogs currently on waiting list to be surrendered to DSPCA
Donkey from animal cruelty video has been rescued by charity as Gardaí investigate
All time
McConalogue writes to Cabinet in effort to tighten laws around control of dogs
Lifetime pet ownership ban placed on woman who starved 18-month-old cat to death
Oireachtas Committee recommends ban on owning dogs with cropped ears
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Irish unweaned calves being exported?
Gardaí and Department of Agriculture probing deaths of 400 bull calves on Co Limerick farm
Midwife pays up to avoid conviction over dog ‘eaten alive' by maggots
‘Empty bellies’: Unweaned calves left without milk for long periods on journey to Europe
Department of Agriculture looking into 'horrific' discovery of greyhound remains in Kildare bog
‘A slow, terrible death’: The fate of Irish cattle exported outside of the EU
'Export loophole’: Irish cattle shipped from Spain on ‘substandard’ vessels
Puck Fair goat has been let down from its cage due to heatwave
Poll: Have you ever been to the Puck Fair?
Puck Fair goat may be given fan to cope with heatwave amid cruelty concerns
Owners leaving dogs at shelters citing mental health issues, housing problems and cost of living
Here's how to keep your pets safe and cool during the hot weather
Dublin Zoo strongly denies animal welfare claims raised in Seanad
Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed
Lynn Boylan