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# Cruelty

This year
Donkey from animal cruelty video has been rescued by charity as Gardaí investigate
Gardaí have asked anyone with information relating to the incident o contact them as their investigation continues.
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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.
Poll: Should the government put an end to live exports?
It has been argued that live export is a “pitiless trade” that harms animals.
Brick-throwing Chinese zoo-goers kill a kangaroo and injure another
The report did not mention whether anyone was punished over the matter.
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.
Donegal man admits illegally removing the dew claws from a St Bernard puppy
He gave €250 to the ISPCA after a court case.
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.
Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years
No motive was given for the attack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Daniel Pelka's killer found dead in prison cell
The boy’s mother, Magdelena Luczak, hanged herself in a separate prison last year.
German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch
WARNING: This post contains images some readers may find distressing.
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.
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.
Dog has both eyes removed after Waterford chemical attack
The dog was found on the Cork Road area of Waterford.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law
The DSPCA reports multiple prosecutions under the new Act.
Watch cruel, cruel parents tell their kids: 'We ate all your Halloween sweets'
“You ruined my life.”
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.
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.
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.
'Barbaric': Puppy had tail cut off before being abandoned
The ISPCA is appealing for information in relation to an injured puppy found in Portlaoise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man kept 18 dogs in a jeep and shed with no access to water
The man was banned from keeping dogs for ten years.
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.
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.
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.
What's the best prank to drive somebody bonkers?
Paperclips, glitter – some ideas to torment your fellow human beings?
Justin Bieber accused of animal cruelty against his pet hamster
He gave the hamster to a screaming fan. Where is the love?