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#Animals

# animals - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility
# Rescued
# Rescued

Over 600 cats and dogs rehomed by ISPCA following closure of research facility

Feb 13th 2018, 6:34 PM 20,232 Views 24 Comments

The charity is still seeking homes for nine beagle dogs and fifteen cats.

# animals - Saturday 3 February, 2018

US airlines are tightening the leash on 'emotional support animals'
# Feline Sad
# Feline Sad

US airlines are tightening the leash on 'emotional support animals'

Feb 3rd 2018, 6:30 PM 20,616 Views 17 Comments

Earlier this week, an airline turned away a peacock, because of health and safety concerns.

# animals - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

186 people have asked to surrender their dogs to Dogs Trust since Christmas
# Paws For Thought
# Paws For Thought

186 people have asked to surrender their dogs to Dogs Trust since Christmas

Jan 31st 2018, 3:47 PM 63,472 Views 61 Comments

PJ was dropped outside the centre by his owner.

# animals - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia
# On The Run
# On The Run

Three monkeys staged an escape from their enclosure in Dublin Zoo during Storm Ophelia

Jan 17th 2018, 10:07 AM 33,547 Views 28 Comments

The monkeys jumped 20 feet from a climbing frame in their habitat before running riot in the zoo grounds.

# animals - Monday 15 January, 2018

'Unfortunately, death is inevitable': Tayto Park releases animal mortality figures after media pressure
# Tayto Park
# Tayto Park

'Unfortunately, death is inevitable': Tayto Park releases animal mortality figures after media pressure

Jan 15th 2018, 2:16 PM 43,931 Views 38 Comments

It said 30 of its animals had died in 2016.

# animals - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Limerick teenagers threw baby rabbit towards a river and let their dogs attack it
# Limerick
# Limerick

Limerick teenagers threw baby rabbit towards a river and let their dogs attack it

Jan 3rd 2018, 11:02 AM 27,828 Views 54 Comments

Limerick Animal Welfare is currently caring for the rabbit.

# animals - 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 17,697 Views 28 Comments

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

# animals - Sunday 3 December, 2017

People advised to 'do their homework' before buying pets online
# Not Just At Christmas
# Not Just At Christmas

People advised to 'do their homework' before buying pets online

Dec 3rd 2017, 4:37 PM 13,756 Views 36 Comments

A pet advisory group has said that there’s increased interest in how to buy pets in the run up to Christmas.

# animals - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

At 185 years old, 'the world's oldest land animal' is about to get a lot busier
# In For A Shell Shock
# In For A Shell Shock

At 185 years old, 'the world's oldest land animal' is about to get a lot busier

Nov 28th 2017, 6:21 AM 25,162 Views 18 Comments

A new flight to the Atlantic island of St. Helena means Jonathan should expect some visitors.

# animals - Monday 27 November, 2017

'Bloodbath': Over 100 reindeer killed by Norwegian freight trains
# Ho Ho No
# Ho Ho No

'Bloodbath': Over 100 reindeer killed by Norwegian freight trains

Nov 27th 2017, 6:42 PM 26,276 Views 40 Comments

“It’s a senseless animal tragedy…a psychological nightmare.”

# animals - 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 14,911 Views 68 Comments

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

# animals - 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 21,431 Views 70 Comments

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

# animals - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
# Laos
# Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

Nov 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 11,270 Views 3 Comments

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

# animals - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Check out these incredible images from Nat Geo's nature photography contest
# Mother Nature
# Mother Nature

Check out these incredible images from Nat Geo's nature photography contest

Oct 29th 2017, 9:00 PM 36,480 Views 20 Comments

The competition is accepting entries in four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials.

# animals - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Half-starved lion cub found 'wasting away' in abandoned Paris apartment
# Animal Abuse
# Animal Abuse

Half-starved lion cub found 'wasting away' in abandoned Paris apartment

Oct 11th 2017, 8:47 PM 46,098 Views 15 Comments

Police began hunting for the cub after noticing selfies on social media of a man and the cub.

# animals - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya
# A Mighty Shade Of Pale
# A Mighty Shade Of Pale

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya

Sep 14th 2017, 3:48 PM 88,001 Views 37 Comments

The giraffes have a condition known as leucism.

# animals - Monday 11 September, 2017

All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA
# Good News
# Good News

All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA

Sep 11th 2017, 3:22 PM 18,711 Views 24 Comments

The dogs are currently at the National Animal Centre in Longford pending housing.

# animals - Friday 8 September, 2017

Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers
# Longford
# Longford

Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers

Sep 8th 2017, 1:42 PM 92,718 Views 35 Comments

The dogs are currently being cared for at the National Animal Centre in Longford.

# animals - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin
# German Shepherd
# German Shepherd

Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin

Aug 31st 2017, 7:46 PM 22,413 Views 19 Comments

The DSPCA’s veterinary team said Victoria is “very lucky” to be alive.

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park
# Pride Of Cork
# Pride Of Cork

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Aug 31st 2017, 7:12 PM 15,117 Views 15 Comments

Asian lions are endangered as there are only about 500 individuals remaining in the wild.

# animals - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme
# Sydney
# Sydney

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Aug 27th 2017, 1:00 PM 10,162 Views 6 Comments

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

# animals - 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 19,821 Views 68 Comments

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

# animals - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay
# Muzzled
# Muzzled

Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay

Aug 13th 2017, 8:15 AM 79,014 Views 65 Comments

The government says it has no plans to change the laws.

# animals - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

These dogs were seized today at Dublin Port because they had no passports
# Dog Days
# Dog Days

These dogs were seized today at Dublin Port because they had no passports

Jul 4th 2017, 5:31 PM 18,763 Views 13 Comments

A follow up investigation is now underway.

# animals - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'We're struggling to keep the doors open': Donkey sanctuary appeals for money
# Donegal
# Donegal

'We're struggling to keep the doors open': Donkey sanctuary appeals for money

May 9th 2017, 4:48 PM 13,558 Views 25 Comments

About 70 donkeys are currently being looked after there.

# animals - Friday 14 April, 2017

Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate
# Easter Warning
# Easter Warning

Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate

Apr 14th 2017, 9:00 PM 38,812 Views 22 Comments

Dogs Trust has released a warning to pet owners this Easter.

# animals - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief
# Blennies
# Blennies

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Apr 8th 2017, 4:00 PM 15,088 Views 19 Comments

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat
# Candid
# Candid

Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat

Apr 8th 2017, 7:30 AM 10,659 Views 4 Comments

The native Indonesian monkeys are eaten by locals who compare them to ‘wild boar or dog’.

# animals - 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 9,983 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.

# animals - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'
# ANIMAL RESCUE
# ANIMAL RESCUE

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Jan 17th 2017, 9:53 AM 53,063 Views 98 Comments

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

# animals - 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 30,167 Views 63 Comments

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

# animals - Thursday 5 January, 2017

People in the UAE will no longer be able to keep cheetahs and tigers as pets
# Cheetahs Never Prosper
# Cheetahs Never Prosper

People in the UAE will no longer be able to keep cheetahs and tigers as pets

Jan 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 11,255 Views 19 Comments

The new law bans dealing in and ownership of “all types of wild and domesticated but dangerous animals”.

# animals - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse
# Lion Kings
# Lion Kings

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse

Dec 24th 2016, 1:00 PM 9,957 Views 9 Comments

In the animal kingdom, anyway.

# animals - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Anger after horse dealer posts pictures of zebra in Laois stables
# Animals
# Animals

Anger after horse dealer posts pictures of zebra in Laois stables

Dec 15th 2016, 5:47 PM 36,468 Views 41 Comments

Photos of the zebra popped up on Facebook last night.

# animals - Monday 12 December, 2016

Reindeer are shrinking: Warmer weather threatens Christmas icon
# Oh Deer
# Oh Deer

Reindeer are shrinking: Warmer weather threatens Christmas icon

Dec 12th 2016, 2:45 PM 7,259 Views 39 Comments

And before you use that Father Ted joke – no, the reindeer aren’t just far away.

# animals - Sunday 4 December, 2016

'It's a painful life, but the most beautiful there is': A reindeer herd's journey to their winter home
# Transhumance
# Transhumance

'It's a painful life, but the most beautiful there is': A reindeer herd's journey to their winter home

Dec 4th 2016, 8:30 AM 14,263 Views 9 Comments

“Margret Fjellstrom’s lasso whirls above her furred hat as she shouts out orders to her helpers.”

# animals - Saturday 19 November, 2016

The 8 animals with the best comic timing in the world this year
# Howling
# Howling

The 8 animals with the best comic timing in the world this year

Nov 19th 2016, 5:00 PM 34,122 Views 12 Comments

The animal kingdom: admired for being beautiful, powerful, diverse… and absolutely hilarious.

# animals - Monday 14 November, 2016

The 'dancing bears' absolutely stole the show on Planet Earth II last night
# Shake It
From The Daily Edge
# Shake It

The 'dancing bears' absolutely stole the show on Planet Earth II last night

Nov 14th 2016, 7:53 AM 4,892 Views 0 Comments

~My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard~

# animals - Friday 11 November, 2016

Zimbabwe drops charges against hunter of Cecil the lion
# Flawed Charges
# Flawed Charges

Zimbabwe drops charges against hunter of Cecil the lion

Nov 11th 2016, 10:55 PM 10,779 Views 36 Comments

Cecil the lion was killed for sport by a US dentist in 2015, which enraged people around the world.

Gardaí warn pet owners to be responsible after finding abandoned kittens in suitcase
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí warn pet owners to be responsible after finding abandoned kittens in suitcase

Nov 11th 2016, 10:13 AM 12,461 Views 20 Comments

The DSPCA has re-homed over 900 cats and kittens to date in 2016, an increase on previous years.