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From TheJournal.ie All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned Animal Rights

All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned

TD Paul Murphy has called or cross-party support for the Bill.

From TheJournal.ie OPW sold carcasses of Phoenix Park deer culled by state-hired marksman to game dealer Deery Me

OPW sold carcasses of Phoenix Park deer culled by state-hired marksman to game dealer

Annual culls are carried out by the OPW to manage the number of wild deer in the park.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are horses across the main N2 road, at Darndale, and they are in bits' My Lovely Horse

'There are horses across the main N2 road, at Darndale, and they are in bits'

It’s not as bad as it was years ago but residents in Dublin still see problems with unlicensed horses.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you go to Pamplona to be chased by a bull, you’re participating in his long, painful death' Opinion

'If you go to Pamplona to be chased by a bull, you’re participating in his long, painful death'

If your idea of fun is running with the bulls in Pamplona, you need to rethink your ethics, writes Grace McKeown.

From TheJournal.ie Zoo deaths: 'In the wild, gorillas don't eat their own vomit and pull out their hair in frustration' Opinion

Zoo deaths: 'In the wild, gorillas don't eat their own vomit and pull out their hair in frustration'

Even in the best circumstances, it’s impossible for zoos to meet all the unique needs of the various species they hold captive, writes Elisa Allen.

From TheJournal.ie Bullfighting ban in Catalonia is cancelled as it is 'part of Spain's heritage' Unconstitutional

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council backs ban on animal circuses Animal Rights

Dublin City Council backs ban on animal circuses

Councillors voted in favour of the motion last night.

From TheJournal.ie Clothing designer Armani to go fur-free and stop 'cruel practices' against animals Fur No More

Clothing designer Armani to go fur-free and stop 'cruel practices' against animals

The designer brand made the announcement today.

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 WATCH: Outrage after animal rights group steals puppy from homeless man Paris

WATCH: Outrage after animal rights group steals puppy from homeless man

The activists have defended their actions, and claimed the dog was being mistreated.

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 This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair? What The Puck

This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair?

The organisers of the Puck Fair have responded to criticism from animal rights groups.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Lobsters 'liberated' from Dublin restaurant by animal rights activists Smash And Crab This post contains videos

Video: Lobsters 'liberated' from Dublin restaurant by animal rights activists

The activists say they have ‘no regrets’.

Watch the moment animal rights activists 'liberated' nine lobsters from a Dublin restaurant

The lobsters were later released into the sea in Clontarf.

From TheJournal.ie Denmark has banned bestiality to stop "animal sex tourism" Bestiality

Denmark has banned bestiality to stop "animal sex tourism"

But a lot of people were against the law.

From The42 Zlatan sparks controversy after allegedly shooting a moose Trouble

Zlatan sparks controversy after allegedly shooting a moose

The incident is not the first time the 33-year-old striker’s love of hunting has been made apparent.

From TheJournal.ie Man sent to jail... for buying and eating three tigers Yuck

Man sent to jail... for buying and eating three tigers

He bought the tigers for “a huge amount of money”, Chinese media says.

From TheJournal.ie Thanks given to Benjy the gay bull supporters as he sets sail for the UK So Long Benjy

Thanks given to Benjy the gay bull supporters as he sets sail for the UK

Sam Simon of Simpsons fame was one of the 321 people who helped save Benjy from the chopping block.

From TheJournal.ie Realistic-looking dead foxes used to confront shoppers on issue of fur farming Fake Foxes

Realistic-looking dead foxes used to confront shoppers on issue of fur farming

In case you saw them from across the street earlier, and were wondering what was going on.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry Investigation

'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry

It is believed the dogs suffocated in transit during the 14-hour journey.

From TheJournal.ie Kildare may have seen its last ever animal circus in the county Animal Rights

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down Happy Tail

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola: Outrage as Spanish authorities plan to euthanise pet dog of infected nurse Madrid Madra

Ebola: Outrage as Spanish authorities plan to euthanise pet dog of infected nurse

A petition to stop it has tens of thousands of signatures already.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones? Send In The Clones

Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones?

Good sense or Frankenfood? The issue is coming up for debate again in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Animal circuses are a shameful cruelty that you should avoid funding Animal Cruelty

Aaron McKenna: Animal circuses are a shameful cruelty that you should avoid funding

Hopefully in 100 years we’ll look back on animals in circuses like we now do about Victorian ‘freak show’ performances using disabled people.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years Eradication

Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years

The Department of Agriculture is trialling a vaccination programme in a number of counties to see how effective it is but most badgers captured are shot.

From TheJournal.ie Australian minister questions PETA tactics over video of sheep being beaten Animal Rights

Australian minister questions PETA tactics over video of sheep being beaten

The video shows shearers beating and throwing the animals, stamping on their necks and stitching wounds apparently without anaesthetic.

From TheJournal.ie Activists 'alarmed' after circus camel walks into traffic Wrong Place

Activists 'alarmed' after circus camel walks into traffic

It’s led to new calls for a ban on wild animals in circuses.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bloody' demonstrations to be held against badger culling A View To A Cull

'Bloody' demonstrations to be held against badger culling

The Department of Agriculture has tendered for organisations to capture and vaccinate badgers.

From TheJournal.ie Duffy's Circus brands criticism of their use of sea lions as "misleading and hurtful" ISPCA

Duffy's Circus brands criticism of their use of sea lions as "misleading and hurtful"

The circus has said that they treat their animals’ welfare as a “top priority”.

From TheJournal.ie Annual Japanese dolphin hunt documented in 'The Cove' begins amid US criticism Japan

Annual Japanese dolphin hunt documented in 'The Cove' begins amid US criticism

The hunt in the fishing village of Taiji in western Japan has come under international criticism and was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film “The Cove”.

From TheJournal.ie Video column: Is there a viable solution to ivory poaching? Insight

Video column: Is there a viable solution to ivory poaching?

There were approximately 10 million elephants in Africa at the turn of the 20th century. Today, thanks to widespread poaching, that number has dropped to 500,000.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: We’re a nation of mass dog murderers Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We’re a nation of mass dog murderers

About 5,500 dogs are euthanised in Ireland every year – most are perfectly healthy. The only reason they have to die is because otherwise ordinary people are happy to turn a blind eye to the appalling consequences of their actions.

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved pet owners "should be entitled to compassionate leave" Animal Welfare

Bereaved pet owners "should be entitled to compassionate leave"

Figures from the UK suggest bereaved pet owners cost the economy £1 billion and a call for compulsory leave is being made here.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should TV programmes be allowed to show the slaughter of farm animals? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should TV programmes be allowed to show the slaughter of farm animals?

Tonight’s Ear to the Ground programme will show its presenter killing a turkey. An animal rights group has called for the scene to be removed. Do you agree?

From TheJournal.ie Cross animals off your list of gifts this Christmas, says animal rights group Aran

Cross animals off your list of gifts this Christmas, says animal rights group

ARAN have launched a new campaign, supported by Senator David Norris.

From TheJournal.ie "Friends not Food": Chinese diners urged to reject cat and dog dishes China

"Friends not Food": Chinese diners urged to reject cat and dog dishes

As pet-ownership grows among China’s expanding middle-class, an animal rights group is urging people to re-evaluate the practice of eating the animals.

From TheJournal.ie Animal rights charity calls for Love/Hate boycott after cat shooting scene Love/Hate

Animal rights charity calls for Love/Hate boycott after cat shooting scene

A scene that showed a cat being shot set tongues wagging on social media, but one animal rights group is not happy with Nidge and the lads.

From TheJournal.ie Animal rights activists unhappy as Department issues licences for hare coursing Hare Coursing

Animal rights activists unhappy as Department issues licences for hare coursing

Around 90 hare coursing meetings will be held in Ireland in the coming months, with each event using around 100 hares.

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