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#Animal Cruelty

From TheJournal.ie Protest against animal cruelty as only two people convicted of cruelty to animals so far this year Cork City

Protest against animal cruelty as only two people convicted of cruelty to animals so far this year

In 2013, 23 people were convicted for cruelty to animals. That figure was 21 in 2014 and 16 last year.

From TheJournal.ie Animal rights group releases secret video footage of rabbits to call for angora ban Animal Cruelty

Animal rights group releases secret video footage of rabbits to call for angora ban

“The unedited images… explicitly demonstrate the rabbits’ suffering,” the One Voice group wrote in its appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore Animal Cruelty

Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore

The animals were part of 1,700 young sheep flown from Ireland to be slaughtered in Monday’s Hari Raya celebration.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Plastered' tourist fatally injures Pinko the famous dancing flamingo Animal Cruelty

'Plastered' tourist fatally injures Pinko the famous dancing flamingo

According to a police report, a 45-year-old father of two was visiting Busch Gardens theme park in Florida with his family when he reached into a pen, picked up the flamingo and threw her down.

From TheJournal.ie Australian man who bit head off a live rat banned from owning pets Animal Cruelty

Australian man who bit head off a live rat banned from owning pets

Matthew ‘Mad Matt’ Maloney was charged following a raid by RSPCA investigators after the bizarre stunt.

From TheJournal.ie Malicious and cruel: what drives someone to poison a dog? Animal Cruelty

Malicious and cruel: what drives someone to poison a dog?

After the case of deliberate poisoning in Dublin this week, TheJournal.ie delves into such incidents and why they happen.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing Animal Cruelty

'This is not a sport, it's just cruelty': Irish TV and music stars support ban on hare coursing

Ireland is one of only three countries that allows hare coursing. Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan wants it to end.

From TheJournal.ie Meath man convicted after dog Coco left emaciated and barely able to walk Animal Cruelty

Meath man convicted after dog Coco left emaciated and barely able to walk

The ISPCA says the dog had a chronic skin condition all over the lower half of her body.

From TheJournal.ie Dog dies after being left in hot car at Bloom festival Animal Cruelty

Dog dies after being left in hot car at Bloom festival

Gardaí are investigating after they were called to the Phoenix Park to try and rescue the dog.

From TheJournal.ie Abandoned horse left with maggot infection after headcollar embedded on its head Animal Cruelty

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.

From TheJournal.ie Authorities struggling to capture horse that has forced children and residents off green Fear

Authorities struggling to capture horse that has forced children and residents off green

Daytime seizures can result in a very quick gathering of a hostile mob.

From TheJournal.ie 49 starving monkeys rescued from South African garden centre Animal Cruelty

49 starving monkeys rescued from South African garden centre

The monkeys had been kept in cages for the entertainment of people coming to buy plants at the centre.

From TheJournal.ie Cork man fined after Huskies were found covered in faeces with no access to food Mallow This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie The show must not go on – the time to ban wild animals from circuses is now Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dog blind and fighting for life after being shot with pellet gun Mayo

Dog blind and fighting for life after being shot with pellet gun

Fawn has 50 to 60 pellets embedded in her head and ears.

From TheJournal.ie Emaciated pony dumped by Dublin canal was 'too weak to lift her head for food' Animal Cruelty

Emaciated pony dumped by Dublin canal was 'too weak to lift her head for food'

An animal rescue charity said the animal was “left to die” by a canal in Ballyfermot.

From TheJournal.ie London man sentenced for having bestiality images and selling monkey heads on eBay Endangered Species

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

George Bush posted 141 endangered animal specimens for sale online.

From TheJournal.ie Woman finds horses disemboweled and skinned at the end of her driveway Animal Cruelty

Woman finds horses disemboweled and skinned at the end of her driveway

A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.

From TheJournal.ie German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch Animal Cruelty

German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch

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

From TheJournal.ie Man fined €500 for causing unnecessary suffering to 11 horses - four had to be put down Animal Cruelty

Man fined €500 for causing unnecessary suffering to 11 horses - four had to be put down

Gardaí and an ISPCA Inspector discovered the horses in December 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Bag of dead puppies found dumped in Meath stream Animal Cruelty

Bag of dead puppies found dumped in Meath stream

The animals were found in fertiliser bags last week.

From TheJournal.ie Youths in Ballymun attempt to set fire to four kittens Animal Cruelty

Youths in Ballymun attempt to set fire to four kittens

Other young people in the area saw what they were doing and rescued the kittens.

From TheJournal.ie A tiny kitten whose tail was skinned off has made a miraculous recovery and has a new home Happy Ending

A tiny kitten whose tail was skinned off has made a miraculous recovery and has a new home

Patrick was found freezing and terribly injured near Croagh Patrick in Mayo.

From TheJournal.ie Man who violently killed dog in park full of children avoids jail Courts

Man who violently killed dog in park full of children avoids jail

Liam Dowling will carry out 200 hours community service in lieu of a two-year sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Danish zoo criticised for dissecting a lion in front of a crowd of children Copenhagen

Danish zoo criticised for dissecting a lion in front of a crowd of children

Zoo officials have defended it as educational.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who abandoned dog with no food or water fined and banned from keeping animals Faeces And Urine

Woman who abandoned dog with no food or water fined and banned from keeping animals

The woman had plead guilty to leaving the dog locked in a kitchen.

From TheJournal.ie Vets remove dog's eyes after he was shot with a pellet gun Macari

Vets remove dog's eyes after he was shot with a pellet gun

The dog, named Macari, now needs a home.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows Orangutan Boxing

'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows

The country’s treatment of animals is coming under increasing scrutiny from animal rights groups.

From TheJournal.ie Puppy 'melted to death' after being locked in boot of car New Jersey

Puppy 'melted to death' after being locked in boot of car

The puppy was likely trapped in the car for a number of days.

From TheJournal.ie Horse put down after being stabbed and 'sexually violated' Scotland

Horse put down after being stabbed and 'sexually violated'

The owner is offering a €1,400 reward for information.

From TheJournal.ie Dog dies after his throat is slashed in Cork Animal Cruelty

Dog dies after his throat is slashed in Cork

“His little body was stone cold and he was in a bad state of shock.”

From TheJournal.ie Information sought regarding men that 'fed live duck to pitbull' in Co Laois Savage

Information sought regarding men that 'fed live duck to pitbull' in Co Laois

The incident allegedly happened in Emo Court Gardens in the midlands county.

From TheJournal.ie A Florida man has been jailed for killing a family of ducklings with his lawnmower Run Over

A Florida man has been jailed for killing a family of ducklings with his lawnmower

Jason Falbo plead guilty to animal cruelty charges.

From TheJournal.ie More than 340 dogs have been rehomed from an "appalling" puppy farm in Carlow New Home

More than 340 dogs have been rehomed from an "appalling" puppy farm in Carlow

Three people were arrested after the farm was discovered in April.

From TheJournal.ie Road marking crew paint over dead cat rather than move it Animals

Road marking crew paint over dead cat rather than move it

Kerry County Council is investigating the incident.

From TheJournal.ie An animal rescue charity found a dead pygmy goat in a field in west Dublin Cruelty

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested for animal cruelty after Staffie found with mouth taped shut South Carolina

Man arrested for animal cruelty after Staffie found with mouth taped shut

Warning: This article contains a graphic photo of the dog’s injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese fishermen are going to keep on killing dolphins Animal Cruelty

Japanese fishermen are going to keep on killing dolphins

Dolphins that are captured alive can fetch more than €7,000.

From TheJournal.ie Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump Animal Cruelty

Danish radio station kills baby rabbit with bicycle pump

The radio station said it wanted to highlight cruelty in the farming industry.