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Donkey rescued after being found with 'deep' wound and tied up in south Dublin field
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Donkey rescued after being found with 'deep' wound and tied up in south Dublin field

Feb 9th 2021, 2:25 PM 25,123 Views 22 Comments

The donkey has been taken into the care of the My Lovely Horse Rescue charity.

Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts
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Opinion: Urgent review of laws and microchip system needed to curb rising dog thefts

Dec 20th 2020, 8:00 PM 20,943 Views 26 Comments

Law where pets are a ‘low value possession’ alongside plant pots and mobile phones should be reviewed, writes vet Dr Sharon Alston.

Holly Cairns: The greyhound industry is inherently cruel – so why should the taxpayer fund it?
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Holly Cairns: The greyhound industry is inherently cruel – so why should the taxpayer fund it?

Nov 24th 2020, 11:59 AM 31,722 Views 105 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says it defies logic that the greyhound industry should receive an increase of €2.4m on top of its already high funding.

More than 1,200 hares captured for coursing released back into the wild
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More than 1,200 hares captured for coursing released back into the wild

Nov 12th 2020, 10:12 PM 39,271 Views 105 Comments

The hares had been held for future coursing meetings.

Man pleads guilty after dog and cat found in 'outrageous state of filth'
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Man pleads guilty after dog and cat found in 'outrageous state of filth'

Oct 4th 2020, 12:47 PM 33,943 Views 0 Comments

The ISPCA said that these cases aren’t rare.

Fota Wildlife Park expecting losses of €3.5 million this year as coronavirus reality bites
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Fota Wildlife Park expecting losses of €3.5 million this year as coronavirus reality bites

Apr 18th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,866 Views 13 Comments

Smaller pet farms around the country are feeling the impact already.

Please don't feed your dog Easter eggs, says Dogs Trust
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Please don't feed your dog Easter eggs, says Dogs Trust

Apr 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 19,812 Views 32 Comments

Dark chocolate is especially toxic for dogs, so keep it in a place where they can’t sniff it out.

'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old
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'A step in the right direction': From 1 February it will be illegal to sell a puppy less than 8 weeks old

Jan 9th 2020, 5:33 PM 86,005 Views 28 Comments

The new regulations also require all adverts to include microchip numbers.

'They're so cold, with no food, wasting away': Rescue charity received 30 calls about horses in one day
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'They're so cold, with no food, wasting away': Rescue charity received 30 calls about horses in one day

Dec 26th 2019, 8:30 PM 35,974 Views 26 Comments

My Lovely Horse Rescue said owners have again abandoned horses in fields this winter.

'Heinous barbarism': Public urges Heritage Minister to introduce hare coursing ban
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'Heinous barbarism': Public urges Heritage Minister to introduce hare coursing ban

Nov 30th 2019, 7:30 PM 21,307 Views 82 Comments

The sport sparked controversy following an RTÉ Investigates documentary in July.

'A pitiful state': Man fined €800 after dog and puppies found underweight and infested with fleas
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'A pitiful state': Man fined €800 after dog and puppies found underweight and infested with fleas

Nov 29th 2019, 11:24 AM 19,200 Views 22 Comments

All of the dogs made full recoveries.

ISPCA rescues six nursing puppies after mother is found chained to gate in Co Roscommon
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ISPCA rescues six nursing puppies after mother is found chained to gate in Co Roscommon

Nov 6th 2019, 1:42 PM 35,948 Views 79 Comments

The discovery was made by a member of the public.

Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats'
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Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats'

Jul 20th 2019, 9:32 AM 33,808 Views 30 Comments

The IGB has been mired in controversy since serious animal welfare issues were uncovered last month.

Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy
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Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy

Jul 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,251 Views 70 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that a more ‘robust’ response is need from government.

Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?
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Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?

Jun 8th 2019, 10:11 AM 39,641 Views 88 Comments

Last month Prada announced it will go fur-free.

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

Jun 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,053 Views 33 Comments

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.

Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road
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Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road

Mar 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 45,102 Views 62 Comments

A woman found the horse’s body while she was out walking with her dog.

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

Jan 15th 2019, 8:35 AM 31,736 Views 56 Comments

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

Opinion: We must stop sending Irish animals to Libya where they face a cruel death
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Opinion: We must stop sending Irish animals to Libya where they face a cruel death

Jan 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 48,711 Views 104 Comments

Terrified bulls are often strung up by a hind leg while fully conscious, before having their throats slashed at repeatedly until they bleed to death, writes Caroline Rowley

39 bulls rescued from overturned lorry in Co Fermanagh
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39 bulls rescued from overturned lorry in Co Fermanagh

Jan 11th 2019, 5:52 PM 21,974 Views 20 Comments

Firefighters were helped by a local vet and farm workers, but three of the trapped bulls died.

'Very concerning': Pet surgeries may be postponed due to shortage of anaesthetic drug
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'Very concerning': Pet surgeries may be postponed due to shortage of anaesthetic drug

Dec 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 7,796 Views 0 Comments

About 50,000 pet surgeries happen in Ireland each year.

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%
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Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

Jul 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 12,958 Views 17 Comments

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

ISPCA inspector finds 44 cats at Meath house after report from member of public
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ISPCA inspector finds 44 cats at Meath house after report from member of public

Jun 15th 2018, 8:41 PM 24,461 Views 27 Comments

The ISPCA said the property originally housed three cats but they were allowed to ‘breed uncontrollably’.

Animal welfare charity temporarily suspends activities after 'unfounded criticism on social media'
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Animal welfare charity temporarily suspends activities after 'unfounded criticism on social media'

Jun 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 27,492 Views 32 Comments

The charity has ceased operations until a new committee is formed.

Louth SPCA left to care for over 100 animals after closure of petting farm
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Louth SPCA left to care for over 100 animals after closure of petting farm

Jun 5th 2018, 5:53 PM 18,452 Views 29 Comments

The LSPCA said that a lot of the animals are showing signs of neurological conditions which will require extensive veterinarian care to treat.

27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland
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27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland

May 4th 2018, 3:04 PM 16,829 Views 26 Comments

The dogs and puppies are now in the care of the ISPCA.

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

Mar 7th 2018, 3:15 PM 6,596 Views 8 Comments

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

Investigation underway after several horses found dead in Clonmel
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Investigation underway after several horses found dead in Clonmel

Dec 30th 2017, 5:04 PM 34,912 Views 43 Comments

A number of animals were also seized by authorities.

Donegal woman who didn't feed her dog banned from keeping animals for five years
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Donegal woman who didn't feed her dog banned from keeping animals for five years

Dec 21st 2017, 2:53 PM 23,582 Views 60 Comments

The dog was found tied up at the back of the woman’s home next to a dilapidated dog kennel.

'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries'
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'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries'

Dec 18th 2017, 10:36 PM 17,638 Views 28 Comments

Meanwhile, Action For Animal Welfare Ireland has posted images of a severely neglected horse on its Facebook page.

'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses
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'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses

Nov 10th 2017, 8:39 AM 14,871 Views 68 Comments

Wild animals will be banned in circuses from 1 January 2018. Hare coursing remains legal.

The use of wild animals will be banned in Irish circuses from January 2018
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The use of wild animals will be banned in Irish circuses from January 2018

Nov 9th 2017, 6:12 PM 21,083 Views 69 Comments

“The use of wild animals for entertainment purposes in circuses can no longer be permitted.”

'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing
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'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing

Aug 21st 2017, 9:20 PM 19,512 Views 68 Comments

A total of 3,000 rats and 21,000 mice were used in Trinity College Dublin in 2016 alone.

Seven dogs had to be put down after being found in 'deplorable' conditions
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Seven dogs had to be put down after being found in 'deplorable' conditions

May 23rd 2017, 1:31 PM 30,452 Views 30 Comments

The animals’ former owner was barred from owning any dogs.

'The greatest show on earth' has ended after 146 years
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'The greatest show on earth' has ended after 146 years

May 23rd 2017, 6:10 AM 24,675 Views 14 Comments

The circus had stopped using elephants last year but continued to use other animals.

Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school?
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Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school?

May 5th 2017, 12:44 PM 16,495 Views 80 Comments

The ISPCA says it would help to reduce the number of animal welfare cases in the future.

Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer
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Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer

Mar 21st 2017, 6:57 PM 9,914 Views 15 Comments

Tiger bones are commonly boiled down and mixed with rice wine in Vietnam, a mixture believed to treat arthritis and promote strength.

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

Mar 14th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,462 Views 44 Comments

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.

UK zoo to shut down after 500 animal deaths
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UK zoo to shut down after 500 animal deaths

Mar 6th 2017, 5:27 PM 23,545 Views 14 Comments

The zoo’s application for a licence was denied by Barrow Borough Council.

Woman fined after dog found with its mouth taped shut
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Woman fined after dog found with its mouth taped shut

Jan 12th 2017, 12:37 PM 30,109 Views 63 Comments

She had claimed she did not have a proper muzzle for the dog.

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