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Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed
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Opinion: Legislation must be improved so that seized puppies can be rehomed

May 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 16,796 Views 10 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan says an outdated law means that young dogs found in dire need cannot be rehomed for some time.

MEPs vote in favour of proposals on live animal transport with some last-minute changes
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MEPs vote in favour of proposals on live animal transport with some last-minute changes

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 5:34 PM 27,195 Views 20 Comments

The recommendations on the transport of live animals were debated today in Strasbourg.

Animal cruelty law needs to deal with puppy smuggling, committee told
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Animal cruelty law needs to deal with puppy smuggling, committee told

Nov 10th 2021, 10:56 PM 8,836 Views 2 Comments

A charity representative said that puppy farming was the biggest animal welfare problem that his organisation faced.

Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China
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Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China

Oct 19th 2021, 6:35 PM 21,344 Views 25 Comments

Animal welfare experts have said such live exports would be ‘cruel and inhumane’.

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban
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Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban

Oct 19th 2021, 4:44 PM 17,340 Views 33 Comments

There are approximately 120,000 mink on three farms in counties Laois, Donegal and Kerry.

Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored
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Lynn Boylan: Illegal sale of puppies online can no longer be ignored

Sep 19th 2021, 8:30 AM 33,919 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin senator says new legislation to stop the sale of dogs online is not being enforced.

Manager charged with permitting 'lay person' to kill dog at Ashton Pound
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Manager charged with permitting 'lay person' to kill dog at Ashton Pound

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 3:50 PM 61,343 Views 0 Comments

Six people have been charged with animal cruelty offences on foot of an investigation.

'A very unique year': Big drop in the number of dogs destroyed at Irish pounds in 2020
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'A very unique year': Big drop in the number of dogs destroyed at Irish pounds in 2020

Jul 29th 2021, 12:51 PM 11,390 Views 17 Comments

171 dogs were put to sleep in pounds last year.

Horse charity raises concerns as it records its first case of suspected bestiality in ten years
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Horse charity raises concerns as it records its first case of suspected bestiality in ten years

Jul 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 89,822 Views 97 Comments
  • The horse was taken from its owner and housed by the charity after the allegations
  • One vet said he had not seen anything like the damage sustained by the horse in his 25 years
Poll: Should the practice of boiling lobsters alive be banned in Ireland?
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Poll: Should the practice of boiling lobsters alive be banned in Ireland?

Jul 8th 2021, 7:59 AM 49,466 Views 95 Comments

The UK government is considering a ban on boiling lobsters alive.

Woman convicted for possessing stolen dog that was found dead at Tipperary property
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Woman convicted for possessing stolen dog that was found dead at Tipperary property

Jul 5th 2021, 1:48 PM 40,007 Views 31 Comments

ISPCA Inspector Alice Lacey said the case “emphasises the value of having your dog microchipped”.

100 ducklings rehomed by charity after short-lived social media trend
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100 ducklings rehomed by charity after short-lived social media trend

May 26th 2021, 6:45 AM 24,058 Views 13 Comments

People earlier this month were urged not to buy ducklings being sold for as low as €5 each.

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
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Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 22,598 Views 40 Comments

Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.

If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners
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If we want to protect urban horses, we need to work with their owners

Mar 27th 2021, 8:01 PM 22,940 Views 42 Comments

DSPCA education and community outreach projects are trying to address welfare issues facing loose horses in the greater Dublin area.

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 25,282 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 21,859 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 33,359 Views 107 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 39,376 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 34,092 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 18,969 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 19,936 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 87,915 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 36,151 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 21,365 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 19,403 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 36,050 Views 80 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 33,843 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 27,268 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 39,695 Views 91 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 13,102 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 45,227 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 31,870 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 49,054 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 22,014 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 7,814 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 13,017 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 24,506 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 27,666 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 18,517 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 16,880 Views 26 Comments

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

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