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# animals - Monday 7 November, 2016

Australian police stop woman in the street, find koala in her bag
# Koala Boola
# Koala Boola

Australian police stop woman in the street, find koala in her bag

Nov 7th 2016, 9:31 AM 15,300 Views 13 Comments

The marsupial was handed to the RSPCA, an animal protection charity, which named him Alfred.

# animals - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Just 17 people and animals getting awful bad frights
# Broo Scared Ya
From The Daily Edge
# Broo Scared Ya

Just 17 people and animals getting awful bad frights

Oct 29th 2016, 8:15 PM 10,895 Views 0 Comments

It shouldn’t be so funny, but it is.

# animals - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Bullfighting ban in Catalonia is cancelled as it is 'part of Spain's heritage'
# Unconstitutional
# Unconstitutional

Bullfighting ban in Catalonia is cancelled as it is 'part of Spain's heritage'

Oct 20th 2016, 3:05 PM 10,154 Views 42 Comments

Catalonia’s regional parliament voted to abolish bullfighting from January 1, 2012 after animal rights groups garnered 180,000 signatures for a petition.

# animals - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa
# Bóthar Ark
# Bóthar Ark

Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa

Oct 11th 2016, 10:02 PM 29,172 Views 60 Comments

The Bóthar Ark has flown with a cargo of Irish-donated animals which will be presented to farming families in Rwanda.

# animals - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

14 of the most Dublin Zoo things that ever happened
# Bosco's Door
From The Daily Edge
# Bosco's Door

14 of the most Dublin Zoo things that ever happened

Sep 27th 2016, 6:00 PM 7,907 Views 0 Comments

It’s the most wonderful place.

# animals - Monday 26 September, 2016

3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year

Sep 26th 2016, 5:40 PM 8,890 Views 26 Comments

The ISPCA also was involved in 35 prosecutions.

# animals - Friday 16 September, 2016

Designer puppies rescued from horsebox and van at Dublin Port
# We Want Them
# We Want Them

Designer puppies rescued from horsebox and van at Dublin Port

Sep 16th 2016, 3:36 PM 28,158 Views 30 Comments

The dogs will now be looking for new homes.

# animals - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Hawaii's banning people from swimming with dolphins. Tour operators aren't happy
# Fin
# Fin

Hawaii's banning people from swimming with dolphins. Tour operators aren't happy

Aug 27th 2016, 11:15 AM 15,389 Views 21 Comments

Federal regulators are concerned that human contact is stressing out the dolphins.

# animals - Thursday 25 August, 2016

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in
# Tipping The Scales
# Tipping The Scales

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in

Aug 25th 2016, 6:09 PM 15,110 Views 8 Comments

It helps zookeepers monitor the animals’ health and well-being.

# animals - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

DSPCA slams 'horrific' puppy trafficking after 23 dogs are seized at Dublin Port
# England Bound
# England Bound

DSPCA slams 'horrific' puppy trafficking after 23 dogs are seized at Dublin Port

Aug 23rd 2016, 3:04 PM 13,578 Views 22 Comments

The dogs are receiving veterinary care, after being found by gardaí.

# animals - Thursday 11 August, 2016

This kind air hostess adopted a stray dog that waited outside her hotel for six months
# Bring Me Home
From The Daily Edge
# Bring Me Home

This kind air hostess adopted a stray dog that waited outside her hotel for six months

Aug 11th 2016, 10:00 PM 7,032 Views 1 Comment

SIX months!

# animals - Monday 8 August, 2016

34 'gravely ill' cats discovered in Co Cork
# ISPCA
# ISPCA

34 'gravely ill' cats discovered in Co Cork

Aug 8th 2016, 4:37 PM 20,411 Views 15 Comments

Some of the cats and kittens had to be humanely euthanised on veterinary advice.

# animals - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Kids on Amish farms are less likely to get asthma - a new study explains why
# Animal Farm
# Animal Farm

Kids on Amish farms are less likely to get asthma - a new study explains why

Aug 7th 2016, 10:45 AM 27,666 Views 43 Comments

Researchers have pinpointed the reason for the low-rates of asthma in children living on Amish farms.

# animals - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses

Jul 24th 2016, 7:15 AM 9,812 Views 50 Comments

Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.

# animals - Saturday 9 July, 2016

The Rich Dogs of London lead better lives than most humans
# Dogs Of Instagram
# Dogs Of Instagram

The Rich Dogs of London lead better lives than most humans

Jul 9th 2016, 6:00 PM 25,885 Views 35 Comments

How the other half lives.

# animals - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Parents in zoo killing case say their son is "doing well" and they "praise God" for his safety
# Harambe The Gorilla
# Harambe The Gorilla

Parents in zoo killing case say their son is "doing well" and they "praise God" for his safety

Jun 1st 2016, 1:59 PM 19,179 Views 69 Comments

The parents are facing a possible police probe.

40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple
# Tiger Tale
# Tiger Tale

40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple

Jun 1st 2016, 10:51 AM 20,991 Views 25 Comments

The temple has long proved a hit among mainly foreign visitors who flock there to be photographed.

# animals - Sunday 22 May, 2016

FactCheck: Are restricted dog breeds inherently more dangerous than all the rest?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are restricted dog breeds inherently more dangerous than all the rest?

May 22nd 2016, 10:00 PM 54,455 Views 143 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does some digging into a perennial debate that has flared up in Ireland in recent weeks.

# animals - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

The 'world's oldest dog' has died aged 30
# Maggie The Kelpie
# Maggie The Kelpie

The 'world's oldest dog' has died aged 30

Apr 20th 2016, 9:29 PM 37,555 Views 31 Comments

That’s 130 in dog years.

Watch: Britain's biggest royal fans count down to the Queen's birthday
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Watch: Britain's biggest royal fans count down to the Queen's birthday

Apr 20th 2016, 11:00 AM 15,687 Views 191 Comments

“I’ll just say a few words as I give her flowers and a card.”

# animals - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Duck who lost his feet to frostbite waddles once again, thanks to 3D technology
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Duck who lost his feet to frostbite waddles once again, thanks to 3D technology

Apr 19th 2016, 11:26 AM 12,742 Views 24 Comments

Phillip the duck is back waddling after getting fitted with prosthetic feet.

# animals - Monday 11 April, 2016

'World's longest snake' dies after capture on tourist island
# Malaysia
# Malaysia

'World's longest snake' dies after capture on tourist island

Apr 11th 2016, 12:18 PM 39,267 Views 27 Comments

The python was due to be transferred to Malaysia’s Department of Wildlife when it passed away.

# animals - Sunday 10 April, 2016

These photos of an injured swan 'hugging' its hero are going viral
# Friends Forever
From The Daily Edge
# Friends Forever

These photos of an injured swan 'hugging' its hero are going viral

Apr 10th 2016, 10:22 AM 9,186 Views 3 Comments

Amazing.

# animals - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Poachers stopped with half a tonne of tortoises and snakes
# Cambodia
# Cambodia

Poachers stopped with half a tonne of tortoises and snakes

Mar 30th 2016, 6:10 AM 10,206 Views 4 Comments

No arrests were made as the truck’s driver fled after being pulled over.

# animals - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Six arrested as protesters left bloodied at anti-circus demo in Tallaght
# Public Order
# Public Order

Six arrested as protesters left bloodied at anti-circus demo in Tallaght

Mar 23rd 2016, 6:42 PM 54,478 Views 130 Comments

Circus Belly Wein has three elephants as part of its show.

# animals - Monday 21 March, 2016

Take a break and watch these cheetah cubs recover after being born by C-section
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Take a break and watch these cheetah cubs recover after being born by C-section

Mar 21st 2016, 11:01 AM 12,398 Views 2 Comments

The premature cubs have been receiving round-the-clock care to build up their immune systems.

# animals - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of animals in circuses?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of animals in circuses?

Mar 15th 2016, 8:43 AM 35,417 Views 97 Comments

A youth group will hold a protest against these circuses this weekend.

# animals - Monday 14 March, 2016

A horse in a three-piece suit is upping the style stakes ahead of Cheltenham
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

A horse in a three-piece suit is upping the style stakes ahead of Cheltenham

Mar 14th 2016, 11:01 AM 18,567 Views 17 Comments

The tweed ensemble took four weeks to make.

# animals - Friday 11 March, 2016

This animal control officer's Twitter account is an absolute joy
# Officer Edith
From The Daily Edge
# Officer Edith

This animal control officer's Twitter account is an absolute joy

Mar 11th 2016, 11:00 AM 5,556 Views 1 Comment

Officer Edith, out there saving the raccoons, skunks and ducks of San Francisco.

# animals - Saturday 5 March, 2016

This strange new species of Octopus has been nicknamed 'Casper'
# Friendly Ghost
# Friendly Ghost

This strange new species of Octopus has been nicknamed 'Casper'

Mar 5th 2016, 4:17 PM 18,266 Views 5 Comments

For obvious reasons.

# animals - Friday 4 March, 2016

Foreign supertrawlers blamed for 'dolphin carnage' off Irish coast
# Strandings
# Strandings

Foreign supertrawlers blamed for 'dolphin carnage' off Irish coast

Mar 4th 2016, 10:51 AM 19,858 Views 29 Comments

Marine enthusiasts say rising numbers of dolphins appear to be drowning after getting caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast.

The show must not go on – the time to ban wild animals from circuses is now
# Opinion
# Opinion

The show must not go on – the time to ban wild animals from circuses is now

Mar 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,725 Views 69 Comments

At least 12 local authorities have introduced bans on the use of council land by circuses – but a full ban is needed, writes Elisa Allen.

# animals - Monday 29 February, 2016

Walker finds animal carcasses 'dumped' on scenic Clare beach
# Doonbeg
# Doonbeg

Walker finds animal carcasses 'dumped' on scenic Clare beach

Feb 29th 2016, 3:04 PM 34,928 Views 37 Comments

Animal rights activists have called on authorities to investigate the case.

# animals - Friday 19 February, 2016

This tiny rabbit and its wheelchair is melting the internet's heart
# Little Rabbit
From The Daily Edge
# Little Rabbit

This tiny rabbit and its wheelchair is melting the internet's heart

Feb 19th 2016, 7:40 PM 7,007 Views 1 Comment

Our hearts.

# animals - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Man and woman who 'feel sexually attracted to animals' challenge law forbidding sex with animals
# Germany
# Germany

Man and woman who 'feel sexually attracted to animals' challenge law forbidding sex with animals

Feb 18th 2016, 10:38 PM 59,032 Views 61 Comments

The challenge was thrown out.

Dolphin dies after being passed around for selfies
# Argentina
# Argentina

Dolphin dies after being passed around for selfies

Feb 18th 2016, 11:24 AM 56,575 Views 81 Comments

There are only 30,000 of this type of dolphin left in the world.

# animals - Thursday 11 February, 2016

19 times Irish dogs were the coolest
# Irish Pets
From The Daily Edge
# Irish Pets

19 times Irish dogs were the coolest

Feb 11th 2016, 9:30 PM 8,134 Views 2 Comments

Deal with it.

# animals - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

British tourist trampled to death by elephant in Thailand
# Koh Samui
# Koh Samui

British tourist trampled to death by elephant in Thailand

Feb 2nd 2016, 7:53 AM 19,956 Views 30 Comments

It’s the latest in a string of incidents that has led to questions over animal tourism in Thailand.

# animals - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

London man sentenced for having bestiality images and selling monkey heads on eBay
# Endangered Species
# Endangered Species

London man sentenced for having bestiality images and selling monkey heads on eBay

Jan 13th 2016, 9:53 PM 17,830 Views 35 Comments

George Bush posted 141 endangered animal specimens for sale online.

# animals - Friday 8 January, 2016

21 impossibly cute Instagrams that prove Dublin Zoo is the best
# Dublin Zoo
From The Daily Edge
# Dublin Zoo

21 impossibly cute Instagrams that prove Dublin Zoo is the best

Jan 8th 2016, 6:20 PM 6,388 Views 4 Comments

Now we wanna go.