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#Animals

From TheJournal.ie Check out these incredible images from Nat Geo's nature photography contest Mother Nature

Check out these incredible images from Nat Geo's nature photography contest

The competition is accepting entries in four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials.

From TheJournal.ie Half-starved lion cub found 'wasting away' in abandoned Paris apartment Animal Abuse

Half-starved lion cub found 'wasting away' in abandoned Paris apartment

Police began hunting for the cub after noticing selfies on social media of a man and the cub.

From TheJournal.ie Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya A Mighty Shade Of Pale This post contains videos

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya

The giraffes have a condition known as leucism.

From TheJournal.ie All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA Good News

All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA

The dogs are currently at the National Animal Centre in Longford pending housing.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers Longford

Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers

The dogs are currently being cared for at the National Animal Centre in Longford.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin German Shepherd

Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin

The DSPCA’s veterinary team said Victoria is “very lucky” to be alive.

From TheJournal.ie First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park Pride Of Cork This post contains images

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Asian lions are endangered as there are only about 500 individuals remaining in the wild.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme Sydney

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why don't they volunteer themselves?': Trinity College criticised over animal testing Animal Welfare

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay Muzzled

Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay

The government says it has no plans to change the laws.

From TheJournal.ie These dogs were seized today at Dublin Port because they had no passports Dog Days

These dogs were seized today at Dublin Port because they had no passports

A follow up investigation is now underway.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're struggling to keep the doors open': Donkey sanctuary appeals for money Donegal

'We're struggling to keep the doors open': Donkey sanctuary appeals for money

About 70 donkeys are currently being looked after there.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate Easter Warning

Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate

Dogs Trust has released a warning to pet owners this Easter.

From TheJournal.ie Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief Blennies

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

From TheJournal.ie Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat Candid

Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat

The native Indonesian monkeys are eaten by locals who compare them to ‘wild boar or dog’.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of five tigers with missing organs found in Vietnamese man's freezer Animals

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else' ANIMAL RESCUE

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

From TheJournal.ie Woman fined after dog found with its mouth taped shut Animal Welfare

Woman fined after dog found with its mouth taped shut

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

From TheJournal.ie People in the UAE will no longer be able to keep cheetahs and tigers as pets Cheetahs Never Prosper

People in the UAE will no longer be able to keep cheetahs and tigers as pets

The new law bans dealing in and ownership of “all types of wild and domesticated but dangerous animals”.

From TheJournal.ie Competitive males are a blessing and a curse Lion Kings

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse

In the animal kingdom, anyway.

From TheJournal.ie Anger after horse dealer posts pictures of zebra in Laois stables Animals

Anger after horse dealer posts pictures of zebra in Laois stables

Photos of the zebra popped up on Facebook last night.

From TheJournal.ie Reindeer are shrinking: Warmer weather threatens Christmas icon Oh Deer

Reindeer are shrinking: Warmer weather threatens Christmas icon

And before you use that Father Ted joke – no, the reindeer aren’t just far away.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a painful life, but the most beautiful there is': A reindeer herd's journey to their winter home Transhumance

'It's a painful life, but the most beautiful there is': A reindeer herd's journey to their winter home

“Margret Fjellstrom’s lasso whirls above her furred hat as she shouts out orders to her helpers.”

From TheJournal.ie The 8 animals with the best comic timing in the world this year Howling

The 8 animals with the best comic timing in the world this year

The animal kingdom: admired for being beautiful, powerful, diverse… and absolutely hilarious.

The 'dancing bears' absolutely stole the show on Planet Earth II last night

~My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard~

From TheJournal.ie Zimbabwe drops charges against hunter of Cecil the lion Flawed Charges

Zimbabwe drops charges against hunter of Cecil the lion

Cecil the lion was killed for sport by a US dentist in 2015, which enraged people around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn pet owners to be responsible after finding abandoned kittens in suitcase Dublin

Gardaí warn pet owners to be responsible after finding abandoned kittens in suitcase

The DSPCA has re-homed over 900 cats and kittens to date in 2016, an increase on previous years.

From TheJournal.ie Australian police stop woman in the street, find koala in her bag Koala Boola

Australian police stop woman in the street, find koala in her bag

The marsupial was handed to the RSPCA, an animal protection charity, which named him Alfred.

Just 17 people and animals getting awful bad frights

It shouldn’t be so funny, but it is.

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 manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa Bóthar Ark

Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa

The Bóthar Ark has flown with a cargo of Irish-donated animals which will be presented to farming families in Rwanda.

14 of the most Dublin Zoo things that ever happened

It’s the most wonderful place.

From TheJournal.ie 3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year Animal Welfare

3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year

The ISPCA also was involved in 35 prosecutions.

From TheJournal.ie Designer puppies rescued from horsebox and van at Dublin Port We Want Them

Designer puppies rescued from horsebox and van at Dublin Port

The dogs will now be looking for new homes.

From TheJournal.ie Hawaii's banning people from swimming with dolphins. Tour operators aren't happy Fin

Hawaii's banning people from swimming with dolphins. Tour operators aren't happy

Federal regulators are concerned that human contact is stressing out the dolphins.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in Tipping The Scales This post contains videos This post contains images

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in

It helps zookeepers monitor the animals’ health and well-being.

From TheJournal.ie DSPCA slams 'horrific' puppy trafficking after 23 dogs are seized at Dublin Port England Bound This post contains images

DSPCA slams 'horrific' puppy trafficking after 23 dogs are seized at Dublin Port

The dogs are receiving veterinary care, after being found by gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie 34 'gravely ill' cats discovered in Co Cork ISPCA

34 'gravely ill' cats discovered in Co Cork

Some of the cats and kittens had to be humanely euthanised on veterinary advice.

From TheJournal.ie Kids on Amish farms are less likely to get asthma - a new study explains why Animal Farm

Kids on Amish farms are less likely to get asthma - a new study explains why

Researchers have pinpointed the reason for the low-rates of asthma in children living on Amish farms.