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# cruelty - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Opinion: Prada is set to stop using fur but Ireland continues to support this barbaric industry

Major players in fashion and media are turning their backs on this dying, cruel trade – it is time that we did too, writes John Carmody.

# cruelty - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Poll: Should the government put an end to live exports? Animal Welfare This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government put an end to live exports?

It has been argued that live export is a “pitiless trade” that harms animals.

# cruelty - Friday 20 April, 2018

Brick-throwing Chinese zoo-goers kill a kangaroo and injure another

The report did not mention whether anyone was punished over the matter.

# cruelty - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Over 1,200 vulnerable animals were seized by the ISPCA last year

There were 16,211 calls were made to the ISPCA’s helpline last year.

# cruelty - Friday 22 December, 2017

Donegal man admits illegally removing the dew claws from a St Bernard puppy

He gave €250 to the ISPCA after a court case.

# cruelty - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Controversial cockfight plans were a publicity stunt that got out of hand

The PSNI met with a man after people called for a boycott of a festival he’s organising.

# cruelty - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

# cruelty - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

In photos: ISPCA report reveals cases of starving dogs and ponies in filthy conditions with no water

In 2016 inspectors initiated 32 prosecutions and saw 15 finalised in court.

# cruelty - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish puppy farms produce 30,000 dogs a year - here's how to make sure you don't buy from an illegal one

Puppies from illegal farm will likely develop mental and physical illnesses as a result of in-breeding and their treatment.

# cruelty - Monday 15 August, 2016

Chemicals thrown over two dogs in separate Cork attacks Animal Cruelty This post contains images

Chemicals thrown over two dogs in separate Cork attacks

It’s not yet know what chemicals were used in these attacks – or if the same chemical was used in both.

# cruelty - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple

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

# cruelty - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Abandoned horse left with maggot infection after headcollar embedded on its head

It took four attempts with a team of volunteers, a vet and the operations manager at Dublin Zoo before the animal could be caught.

# cruelty - Friday 25 March, 2016

Calls for animal circus ban after protesters left bloody at demo

The ISPCA has been runnings its ‘Big Stop’ campaign to have the attractions outlawed.

# cruelty - Friday 29 January, 2016

Daniel Pelka's killer found dead in prison cell

The boy’s mother, Magdelena Luczak, hanged herself in a separate prison last year.

# cruelty - Friday 8 January, 2016

German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch

WARNING: This post contains images some readers may find distressing.

# cruelty - Monday 28 December, 2015

Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property Cruelty This post contains videos

Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property

The ISPCA have released the video in order “to highlight the aftermath of the cruelty” that they deal with.

# cruelty - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years

Dr Emmanuel Edet engaged in charity work for children in the developing world, while keeping a Nigerian “house boy” trapped in his home.

# cruelty - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Dog has both eyes removed after Waterford chemical attack

The dog was found on the Cork Road area of Waterford.

# cruelty - Monday 27 July, 2015

Watch: Video of dog so traumatised by ill treatment she won't look away from the wall What Cruelty Breeds This post contains videos

Watch: Video of dog so traumatised by ill treatment she won't look away from the wall

The lurcher, named Angel, is being cared for by dog charity Paws.

# cruelty - 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.

# cruelty - Monday 18 May, 2015

RSPCA looking for man who kicked dog in the head 'like a football' Animal Cruelty This post contains videos

RSPCA looking for man who kicked dog in the head 'like a football'

A witness said she saw the man beat the dog five or six times and heard a “crunching noise”.

# cruelty - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Girl killed by mother and girlfriend had 56 separate injuries

A twisted relationship between the two women resulted in months of abuse for the 8-year-old and eventually her death.

# cruelty - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh

The little dog was spotted by a jockey at the racecourse and brought to a local vet but he could not be saved.

# cruelty - Friday 12 December, 2014

At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law

The DSPCA reports multiple prosecutions under the new Act.

# cruelty - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Watch cruel, cruel parents tell their kids: 'We ate all your Halloween sweets' Trick Or Treat

# cruelty - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Two-day rescue: 150 sick cats were found in walls and rooms of a house in the US

Nearly 400 cats have been removed from the family in two and a half years.

# cruelty - Monday 20 October, 2014

Kildare may have seen its last ever animal circus in the county

The motion, which goes before Kildare County Council, has the support of Mayor Fiona O’Loughlin.

# cruelty - 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.

# cruelty - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

'Barbaric': Puppy had tail cut off before being abandoned

The ISPCA is appealing for information in relation to an injured puppy found in Portlaoise.

# cruelty - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Dog found battered and bloodied "may have been in a dog fight"

The dog, who is named Garth, is now recovering at an ISPCA facility.

# cruelty - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Horses that may have entered the food chain are now being abandoned and dying - ISPCA

The society say that horses which may illegally have found their way into the food chain before are now being left to fend for themselves.

# cruelty - Monday 16 June, 2014

Anti-cruelty group calls for 'appalling' fox hunt blessings to end

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has said it is unacceptable that some priests “endorse cruelty” by blessing hunts.

# cruelty - 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.

# cruelty - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Man kept 18 dogs in a jeep and shed with no access to water

The man was banned from keeping dogs for ten years.

# cruelty - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Four dogs found in horrific case of animal cruelty, only one has survived

The surviving dog Willow is being cared for around the clock by the DSPCA.

# cruelty - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Horse dies after being doused with petrol and set alight

Gardaí are investigating the slaughter of the abandoned horse which happened in the Fettercairn area of Tallaght.

# cruelty - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week

All six horses had died or had to be humanely destroyed because of starvation and neglect.

# cruelty - Thursday 7 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge What's the best prank to drive somebody bonkers? Mind Games

What's the best prank to drive somebody bonkers?

Paperclips, glitter – some ideas to torment your fellow human beings?

# cruelty - Thursday 20 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge Justin Bieber accused of animal cruelty against his pet hamster Hamster This post contains videos

Justin Bieber accused of animal cruelty against his pet hamster

He gave the hamster to a screaming fan. Where is the love?

# cruelty - Friday 6 July, 2012

Public warned not to keep fox cubs as pets

A number of orphaned baby foxes have been reported to the ISPCA recently.

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