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#Animal Welfare

# animal-welfare - Sunday 24 April, 2016

49 starving monkeys rescued from South African garden centre

The monkeys had been kept in cages for the entertainment of people coming to buy plants at the centre.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

SeaWorld sues California so it can keep breeding killer whales

The California Commission has give permission for a new tank to be built but stipulated a ban on breeding would be introduced to the park.

# animal-welfare - Friday 11 December, 2015

WATCH: Dramatic rescue of flood-stricken horses from the River Shannon

Three cheers for the Athlone Sub-Aqua Club.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Nine people arrested after gardaí bust illegal hare coursing

This happened at a number of events earlier today.

Youths in Ballymun attempt to set fire to four kittens

Other young people in the area saw what they were doing and rescued the kittens.

# animal-welfare - Friday 25 September, 2015

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

The activists have defended their actions, and claimed the dog was being mistreated.

# animal-welfare - Friday 18 September, 2015

# animal-welfare - Monday 10 August, 2015

'You'll be f***ing beaten out of town': Puck Fair protest cancelled after threatening calls

Animal rights group Aran was planning to stage a demonstration.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Animal rights campaigners want to "take the Puck out of the fair"

ARAN wants the goat removed from the festival.

# animal-welfare - Monday 27 July, 2015

Road marking crew paint over dead cat rather than move it

Kerry County Council is investigating the incident.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 16 July, 2015

'You're a fool. You're a gobsh**e. You're a pig yourself'

A fight has broken out over a famous pig race in Arklow.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 28 June, 2015

If you’re going on holiday and leaving a pet behind, read this Getting Lost This post contains images

If you’re going on holiday and leaving a pet behind, read this

The DSPCA has some good advice for you.

# animal-welfare - Friday 26 June, 2015

An animal rescue charity found a dead pygmy goat in a field in west Dublin

My Lovely Horse Rescue believe the goat was killed by a scrambler.

# animal-welfare - Monday 22 June, 2015

'Stolen pets' end up on the dinner table for China's dog meat festival

There are growing calls for the festival to be banned.

# animal-welfare - Friday 12 June, 2015

Own a dog? You have to microchip it very soon

The government is providing €100,000 to charities who provide the service.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From The42 Jockey cleared of punching his horse before start of race Incident

Jockey cleared of punching his horse before start of race

The stewards decided Graham Gibbons used an open hand.

# animal-welfare - Monday 11 May, 2015

Roscommon men fined for illegally docking puppies' tails

The practice is now against the law.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 16 April, 2015

'Appalling and horrific' puppy farm with dead animals on site closed down

Inspectors took 52 dogs and two horses away from the site.

Online crackdown on 'rogue puppy-breeders'

Minimum standards have been launched for classified ad websites that allow pet sales.

# animal-welfare - Monday 13 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge The owner of the 'talking' dog on Britain's Got Talent is facing questions from animal charities Marc And Wendy

The owner of the 'talking' dog on Britain's Got Talent is facing questions from animal charities

Marc Métral’s ventriloquism act wowed viewers on Saturday, but some people weren’t convinced.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 9 April, 2015

'We are in the midst of a crisis': Sanctuary for 170 horses facing closure

The sanctuary has had a “no kill” policy since its beginning but its founder now fears for the futures of the animals she has cared for.

# animal-welfare - Friday 6 March, 2015

Phil Hogan got 500 texts in one day about animal cruelty

When asked about live exports this week, Hogan said he was in favour of them and would make no apologies about it.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Australia has killed nearly 700 koalas - but Russia hopes the 'Putin koala' was spared

The cull was because the animals were in poor health, the local government said.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Thousands of greyhounds just disappear each year - what's happening to them?

Rescues are packed with greyhounds but some of these dogs do not even get the chance to be re-homed when the industry no longer has a need for them.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Seven-month-old foal found with massive neck wounds in Sligo

WARNING: This article contains a graphic image some people may find distressing.

# animal-welfare - Monday 19 January, 2015

Meet the two-legged dog who hops around like a kangaroo

Roo has only her two hind legs to help her from A(ustralia) to B(ritain).

# animal-welfare - Thursday 8 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Kai the 'suitcase dog' will get a forever home after his story goes viral worldwide Please Look After Me

Kai the 'suitcase dog' will get a forever home after his story goes viral worldwide

The shar-pei was found abandoned with a suitcase of his belongings.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Thousands of elephants are killed in Africa every year - and China is partly to blame

Researchers said prices for raw ivory in China had risen from $750 (550 euros) per kilo in 2010 to $2,100 (1,540 euros) in 2014.

# animal-welfare - Monday 24 November, 2014

Buzzard shot and left for dead in Westmeath

“This poor bird must have been in agony until it was found and given pain relief.”

# animal-welfare - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Own a pet? Here are some tips for keeping them safe in bad weather

It’s time to winter-proof your pet’s home.

# animal-welfare - Friday 21 November, 2014

Horses shot and left for dead on Cork/ Limerick border

WARNING: This story contains some images of a graphic nature.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

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

It is believed the dogs suffocated in transit during the 14-hour journey.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Guidelines banning cruelty to horses by traders introduced

This was launched by Minister Simon Coveney today in conjunction with the Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Council.

# animal-welfare - Friday 26 September, 2014

Foal rescued after falling down open manhole

He’s fine now after being reunited with his mother.

# animal-welfare - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Apartment notice suggesting 'debarking' to silence noisy dogs causes outrage among residents Debarking

Apartment notice suggesting 'debarking' to silence noisy dogs causes outrage among residents

The surgery is described as cruel and unfair by animal welfare groups.

# animal-welfare - Monday 18 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 15 black kittens found in suitcase dumped outside animal hospital Animal Welfare

15 black kittens found in suitcase dumped outside animal hospital

The discovery was made in Southampton.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

This protected falcon had to be euthanised after being shot in Wexford

The National Parks and Wildlife Service said the deliberate killing of birds of prey seems to be on the rise.

# animal-welfare - Monday 11 August, 2014

Raising of King Puck goat goes ahead amid animal welfare concerns

The festival organisers say the animal is well cared for and his welfare is a priority.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Dogs left for days without food and water in ISPCA run shelter

The charity say they have suspended two staff members in the Roscommon shelter.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 9 August, 2014

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

Hopefully in 100 years we’ll look back on animals in circuses like we now do about Victorian ‘freak show’ performances using disabled people.