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#Animal

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How closely were you paying attention to recent animal stories? Clever Cat

Quiz: How closely were you paying attention to recent animal stories?

2018 was a tough year for many humans – let’s see how their animal counterparts fared.

From TheJournal.ie Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans Noctural

Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans

This could have an impact on their fitness and reproduction levels.

From TheJournal.ie 'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year In The Name Of Science

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year

Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating alleged beheading of couple's dog Wicklow

Gardaí investigating alleged beheading of couple's dog

The incident occurred in the back garden of a home in Rathdrum, county Wicklow.

From The42 'He's an absolute tank!' - Arsenal's Kolasinac could prove the bargain of the summer Early Impressions

'He's an absolute tank!' - Arsenal's Kolasinac could prove the bargain of the summer

The Bosnian full-back arrived on a free from Schalke and scored in Sunday’s Community Shield win.

From TheJournal.ie Seven dogs had to be put down after being found in 'deplorable' conditions Animal Cruelty

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A cute and well-behaved dog is needed to star in an opera in the National Concert Hall this month Adoggio For Strings
From TheJournal.ie Almost €1 million spent seizing over 2,500 horses and almost 90% were destroyed Not Claimed

Almost €1 million spent seizing over 2,500 horses and almost 90% were destroyed

When a horse is seized, a public notice is put up and if it’s not claimed after five days, the animal is destroyed.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for having sex with his dog and possessing indecent images of children Manchester

Man jailed for having sex with his dog and possessing indecent images of children

Forensic examination revealed videos of extreme pornography and bestiality, including videos of Brazier having sex with his own dog.

From TheJournal.ie Rare "baby dragon" born in Slovenia Salamander

Rare "baby dragon" born in Slovenia

The ancient olm only give birth once in a decade and can live for up to 100 years.

From TheJournal.ie Woman charged after duct-taping a dog's mouth shut and posting picture to Facebook North Carolina

Woman charged after duct-taping a dog's mouth shut and posting picture to Facebook

She now faces a fine and up to 150 days in jail.

From TheJournal.ie Remember these hugging dogs? They finally have a new home Kala And Kiera

Remember these hugging dogs? They finally have a new home

The two pups were saved from being put down in July, but still needed a forever home.

From TheJournal.ie Before and after: The wooliest sheep in the world has just been sheared Hairy Shearer

Before and after: The wooliest sheep in the world has just been sheared

The animal was carrying more than 40kg of wool.

From TheJournal.ie Man violently killed dog in park because he couldn't pay vet bills Incredibly Cruel

Man violently killed dog in park because he couldn't pay vet bills

He was seen putting his foot on the dog’s head.

From TheJournal.ie People have become really obsessed with this 'hunky' gorilla (seriously) Take A Break
From TheJournal.ie People are outraged this hunter posted a picture with a dead giraffe Not Happy

People are outraged this hunter posted a picture with a dead giraffe

Ricky Gervais posted a picture of the hunter on his Facebook page.

From TheJournal.ie Maude the three-limbed lemur has died, and people are very upset about it Fota Wildlife
From TheJournal.ie Extremely rare (and cute) animal photographed for the first time in 20 years Pika
From TheJournal.ie Zookeeper seriously injured in rhino attack at British zoo Whipsnade

Zookeeper seriously injured in rhino attack at British zoo

He is said to be in serious but stable condition at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie UCD ends practice of buying greyhounds for medical experiments Dogs

UCD ends practice of buying greyhounds for medical experiments

Over a six-year period, the university bought a total of 212 dogs.

From TheJournal.ie The first sex was like square-dancing in Scotland (seriously) Two Become One

The first sex was like square-dancing in Scotland (seriously)

And it wasn’t humans who did it.

From TheJournal.ie Garth the bull terrier makes full recovery after vicious attack by another dog Feeling Less Woof

Garth the bull terrier makes full recovery after vicious attack by another dog

He was found with severe wounds in a field in north Dublin earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Here's some of what the Gardaí's animals got up to last year Woof Justice

Here's some of what the Gardaí's animals got up to last year

Details are revealed in the force’s annual report.

This baby deer being rescued from a fence will break your heart

Look at it run to its mammy!

10 pets who just wanted to help you study

They tried, bless them.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A man and his dog – being homeless in Dublin Homelessness

Opinion: A man and his dog – being homeless in Dublin

We bump into each other most days in the park, or outside the local shops. We are two very different people but we have one special connection: our dogs.

From TheJournal.ie People will be taking part in 'The Walk of Shame' for Ireland's animals over Easter Grass Is Greener

People will be taking part in 'The Walk of Shame' for Ireland's animals over Easter

22 charities are taking part in the initiative, aimed at raising funds and awareness.

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,500 dogs were put down by pounds last year Dog Control

Over 3,500 dogs were put down by pounds last year

That’s a fall of 28 per cent compared to 2012.

The Muppets singing Danny Boy is perfection

Bring it home Beaker!

From TheJournal.ie Woman jailed for microwaving her kitten after it attacked goldfish Animal Cruelty

Woman jailed for microwaving her kitten after it attacked goldfish

Sentencing the 23-year-old woman to 14 weeks in jail, the judge said it was an act “of utterly horrendous cruelty”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin council bans animal-act circuses on public land Animal Welfare

Dublin council bans animal-act circuses on public land

The move came after students set up a petition calling for an end to animal-act circuses.

From TheJournal.ie Zoo kills healthy young giraffe despite protests Euthanasia

Zoo kills healthy young giraffe despite protests

The giraffe’s body will be fed to tigers at the zoo in Copenhagen.

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 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 Brazil activists free 200 dogs used for drug tests Brazil

Brazil activists free 200 dogs used for drug tests

Most of the animals were said to have had their skins shaven.

Rihanna's Instagram photos used as evidence in Thailand

The singer posed with an endangered animal.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why flies can avoid being swatted and a T-rex might not see you sneak by TIME

Here's why flies can avoid being swatted and a T-rex might not see you sneak by

New research led by scientists at Trinity College Dublin has shown that animals’ ability to perceive time is linked to their pace of life.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings Big Cat

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings

Sheep in local farms were discovered dead, having been killed violently, with others found bloodied and injured.

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