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#Animal Welfare

# 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.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

The ISPCA wants horse owners to tackle over-population

By not allowing them to breed.

# animal-welfare - Monday 14 July, 2014

Charity worker fined €250 after starved dogs and animal skulls found Neglected This post contains images

Charity worker fined €250 after starved dogs and animal skulls found

WARNING: This article contains some disturbing images.

# animal-welfare - Monday 7 July, 2014

'Bloody' demonstrations to be held against badger culling

The Department of Agriculture has tendered for organisations to capture and vaccinate badgers.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Her owners thought she was a micro-pig... but Esther's now 240kg and has raised $400k

This pet ‘Wonder Pig’ sparked a fundraising campaign to build an animal sanctuary.

# animal-welfare - Monday 9 June, 2014

Horse attached to sulky dies after smashing into oncoming vehicle

The ISPCA is now calling for a ban on these small carts being used on public roads.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Video shows 'dog' literally melting away in hot car

Timely warning from DogsTrust not to leave pets in cars.

How many horses has your council seized this year?

More than 2,400 horses have been seized in the first half of this year.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

These 62 rescued dogs need new homes

The poodles, chihuahuas and other dogs were discovered at a redundant breeding facility in Cork.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Anger after 4 foaling mares are put down in Kilkenny despite offers of homes

Pauline Doyle said her offer to rehome the horses was ignored.

# animal-welfare - Friday 4 April, 2014

Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs

The ISPCA say that it appears that the animals were thrown from the top of the 100m high cliffs.

# animal-welfare - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ceasing online animal sales would make it harder to find 'unscrupulous dealers'

The DSPCA said it’s a serious problem but claims removing ads for these sales would drive the marker underground.

# animal-welfare - Monday 17 March, 2014

"They don't know what daylight is": Rescuing hens to give them a new life

You’ll want to buy free-range eggs after finding out about the lives these hens lived.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Dublin council bans animal-act circuses on public land

The move came after students set up a petition calling for an end to animal-act circuses.

# animal-welfare - Friday 7 March, 2014

It's a good day for Irish animals

A new animal Bill has been passed to replace legislation that’s 103 years old.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Update: Volunteers have two more days to raise funds to save eight horses

A local volunteer group had been caring for the horses, locked in a field in Dungarvan, since last month.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 1 March, 2014

DSPCA hits out at unauthorised Dublin horse market

Over 100 horses were reported to have been at the site in Clondalkin.

# animal-welfare - Monday 24 February, 2014

Healy-Rae: Seal cull ‘badly needed’ to protect west coast fishing industry

However, industry and animal welfare organisations recommend awaiting analysis of government reports into the animal’s population.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Duffy's Circus brands criticism of their use of sea lions as "misleading and hurtful"

The circus has said that they treat their animals’ welfare as a “top priority”.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 25 January, 2014

How could you not adopt one of these dogs? Dog Day Afternoon This post contains images

How could you not adopt one of these dogs?

Warning: Candidates in today’s Galway adoption day making puppy dog eyes at you.

# animal-welfare - Friday 17 January, 2014

South Africa: 50 per cent increase in rhinos poached in 2013

More than 1,000 rhinos were poached last year, showing that numbers of poached animals are increasing year on year.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Men plead guilty to training dogs for animal fights

The PSNI said that the men were aged 43 and 19 years of age.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Dog welfare group say Christmas dumping of dogs has already started DOGGIES NEED HOMES This post contains images

Dog welfare group say Christmas dumping of dogs has already started

The group in Cork says they have been ‘inundated’ with abandoned and surrendered dogs since the New Year and they are overwhelmed with calls for help.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Over 3,000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year

At least 500 more horses had to be rescued in 2013 compared to 2012 figures.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

‘No major welfare problem in horse sector’ – Coveney

The Minister said his department is adopting a ‘pro-active’ approach in relation to horse welfare issues.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Dublin puppy farm closed by DSPCA

Following a month long investigation into the puppy farm, nine adult dogs were taken into care by the animal welfare charity.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Donkey suffers hypothermia after spending night stuck in Dublin canal

The donkey, which is believed to have been in the canal all night, has now been surrendered by her owner to the DSPCA.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Tail docking by non-vets to be banned

A petition was set up after it emerged that new regulations were being considered that would have allowed tail docking.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Over 50 horses seized from Cork site

The carcasses of three horses were also removed from the Hollyhill site on the north side of Cork city.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Vets 'shocked' that tail docking could be allowed under new regulations Animal Welfare This post contains images

Vets 'shocked' that tail docking could be allowed under new regulations

A prominent Irish vet has said that allowing tail docking will set back the case of animal welfare in Ireland.

# animal-welfare - Monday 2 September, 2013

Collie pups tied in fertiliser bag and dumped in drain Animal Cruelty This post contains images

Collie pups tied in fertiliser bag and dumped in drain

The two pups, named Themla and Louise by their rescuers, were brought back to Roscommon Garda Station where they were given warm bed for the night in a cell.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Zookeeper suspended for allegedly punching seal

The fur seal has been examined since and is said to be doing fine.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

ISPCA at "breaking point" dealing with increased calls for help

The ISPCA received 1,524 calls over the whole of 2012 – and has taken 1,372 calls so far this year.

# animal-welfare - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Poll: Should we ban fur farming in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Two puppies beaten and thrown over 10-foot wall in Portlaoise

The two eight-week-old pups had been abandoned behind the high wall for about four days, leaving them severely dehydrated.

# animal-welfare - Monday 3 June, 2013

Gardaí investigating complaint about 'almost dead' hares released back into wild

The Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht has also raised the matter and requested that hares be kept until they have fully recovered.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge PICS: Rubbish collector rescues dog left in a bin bag Happy Ending

PICS: Rubbish collector rescues dog left in a bin bag

It’s a tale of survival, thankfully with a happy ending.

# animal-welfare - Monday 25 March, 2013

Irish Wildlife Trust calls on public to help change animal welfare bill

TDs Maureen O’Sullivan and Clare Daly plan to propose the removal of exemptions for fox hunting and hare coursing.