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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 13,089 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.

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 31,810 Views 56 Comments

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

Brick-throwing Chinese zoo-goers kill a kangaroo and injure another
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Brick-throwing Chinese zoo-goers kill a kangaroo and injure another

Apr 20th 2018, 10:24 AM 23,289 Views 57 Comments

The report did not mention whether anyone was punished over the matter.

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 6,621 Views 8 Comments

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

Donegal man admits illegally removing the dew claws from a St Bernard puppy
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Donegal man admits illegally removing the dew claws from a St Bernard puppy

Dec 22nd 2017, 2:18 PM 35,965 Views 52 Comments

He gave €250 to the ISPCA after a court case.

Controversial cockfight plans were a publicity stunt that got out of hand
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Controversial cockfight plans were a publicity stunt that got out of hand

Jul 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,790 Views 9 Comments

The PSNI met with a man after people called for a boycott of a festival he’s organising.

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years
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Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years

Mar 29th 2017, 10:46 AM 15,025 Views 30 Comments

No motive was given for the attack.

In photos: ISPCA report reveals cases of starving dogs and ponies in filthy conditions with no water
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In photos: ISPCA report reveals cases of starving dogs and ponies in filthy conditions with no water

Mar 7th 2017, 3:26 PM 14,635 Views 21 Comments

In 2016 inspectors initiated 32 prosecutions and saw 15 finalised in court.

Irish puppy farms produce 30,000 dogs a year - here's how to make sure you don't buy from an illegal one
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Irish puppy farms produce 30,000 dogs a year - here's how to make sure you don't buy from an illegal one

Oct 4th 2016, 6:30 AM 33,620 Views 34 Comments

Puppies from illegal farm will likely develop mental and physical illnesses as a result of in-breeding and their treatment.

Chemicals thrown over two dogs in separate Cork attacks
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Chemicals thrown over two dogs in separate Cork attacks

Aug 15th 2016, 5:18 PM 21,502 Views 50 Comments

It’s not yet know what chemicals were used in these attacks – or if the same chemical was used in both.

40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple
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40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple

Jun 1st 2016, 10:51 AM 20,936 Views 25 Comments

The temple has long proved a hit among mainly foreign visitors who flock there to be photographed.

Abandoned horse left with maggot infection after headcollar embedded on its head
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Abandoned horse left with maggot infection after headcollar embedded on its head

May 31st 2016, 6:05 AM 26,559 Views 54 Comments

It took four attempts with a team of volunteers, a vet and the operations manager at Dublin Zoo before the animal could be caught.

Calls for animal circus ban after protesters left bloody at demo
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Calls for animal circus ban after protesters left bloody at demo

Mar 25th 2016, 6:02 AM 22,199 Views 101 Comments

The ISPCA has been runnings its ‘Big Stop’ campaign to have the attractions outlawed.

Daniel Pelka's killer found dead in prison cell
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Daniel Pelka's killer found dead in prison cell

Jan 29th 2016, 3:29 PM 40,359 Views 38 Comments

The boy’s mother, Magdelena Luczak, hanged herself in a separate prison last year.

German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch
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German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch

Jan 8th 2016, 11:57 AM 32,112 Views 63 Comments

WARNING: This post contains images some readers may find distressing.

Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property
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Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property

Dec 28th 2015, 9:38 PM 27,335 Views 67 Comments

The ISPCA have released the video in order “to highlight the aftermath of the cruelty” that they deal with.

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years
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Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years

Nov 18th 2015, 10:12 PM 37,980 Views 36 Comments

Dr Emmanuel Edet engaged in charity work for children in the developing world, while keeping a Nigerian “house boy” trapped in his home.

Dog has both eyes removed after Waterford chemical attack
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Dog has both eyes removed after Waterford chemical attack

Aug 12th 2015, 5:31 PM 17,335 Views 57 Comments

The dog was found on the Cork Road area of Waterford.

Watch: Video of dog so traumatised by ill treatment she won't look away from the wall
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Watch: Video of dog so traumatised by ill treatment she won't look away from the wall

Jul 27th 2015, 7:57 PM 36,034 Views 76 Comments

The lurcher, named Angel, is being cared for by dog charity Paws.

An animal rescue charity found a dead pygmy goat in a field in west Dublin
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An animal rescue charity found a dead pygmy goat in a field in west Dublin

Jun 26th 2015, 1:12 PM 16,848 Views 34 Comments

My Lovely Horse Rescue believe the goat was killed by a scrambler.

RSPCA looking for man who kicked dog in the head 'like a football'
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RSPCA looking for man who kicked dog in the head 'like a football'

May 18th 2015, 8:41 PM 22,968 Views 38 Comments

A witness said she saw the man beat the dog five or six times and heard a “crunching noise”.

Girl killed by mother and girlfriend had 56 separate injuries
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Girl killed by mother and girlfriend had 56 separate injuries

Mar 4th 2015, 4:26 PM 29,257 Views 42 Comments

A twisted relationship between the two women resulted in months of abuse for the 8-year-old and eventually her death.

This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh
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This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh

Jan 28th 2015, 5:01 PM 101,727 Views 296 Comments

The little dog was spotted by a jockey at the racecourse and brought to a local vet but he could not be saved.

At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law
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At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law

Dec 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,055 Views 12 Comments

The DSPCA reports multiple prosecutions under the new Act.

Watch cruel, cruel parents tell their kids: 'We ate all your Halloween sweets'
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Watch cruel, cruel parents tell their kids: 'We ate all your Halloween sweets'

Nov 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 3,062 Views 0 Comments

“You ruined my life.”

Two-day rescue: 150 sick cats were found in walls and rooms of a house in the US
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Two-day rescue: 150 sick cats were found in walls and rooms of a house in the US

Oct 30th 2014, 9:45 PM 15,445 Views 12 Comments

Nearly 400 cats have been removed from the family in two and a half years.

Kildare may have seen its last ever animal circus in the county
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Kildare may have seen its last ever animal circus in the county

Oct 20th 2014, 3:53 PM 11,315 Views 33 Comments

The motion, which goes before Kildare County Council, has the support of Mayor Fiona O’Loughlin.

Guidelines banning cruelty to horses by traders introduced
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Guidelines banning cruelty to horses by traders introduced

Oct 2nd 2014, 6:35 PM 7,640 Views 23 Comments

This was launched by Minister Simon Coveney today in conjunction with the Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Council.

'Barbaric': Puppy had tail cut off before being abandoned
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'Barbaric': Puppy had tail cut off before being abandoned

Sep 24th 2014, 5:36 PM 12,877 Views 27 Comments

The ISPCA is appealing for information in relation to an injured puppy found in Portlaoise.

Dog found battered and bloodied "may have been in a dog fight"
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Dog found battered and bloodied "may have been in a dog fight"

Jul 17th 2014, 2:35 PM 18,060 Views 57 Comments

The dog, who is named Garth, is now recovering at an ISPCA facility.

Horses that may have entered the food chain are now being abandoned and dying - ISPCA
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Horses that may have entered the food chain are now being abandoned and dying - ISPCA

Jun 18th 2014, 11:43 AM 5,634 Views 16 Comments

The society say that horses which may illegally have found their way into the food chain before are now being left to fend for themselves.

Anti-cruelty group calls for 'appalling' fox hunt blessings to end
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Anti-cruelty group calls for 'appalling' fox hunt blessings to end

Jun 16th 2014, 2:02 PM 10,631 Views 130 Comments

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has said it is unacceptable that some priests “endorse cruelty” by blessing hunts.

Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs
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Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs

Apr 4th 2014, 8:59 AM 31,224 Views 140 Comments

The ISPCA say that it appears that the animals were thrown from the top of the 100m high cliffs.

Man kept 18 dogs in a jeep and shed with no access to water
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Man kept 18 dogs in a jeep and shed with no access to water

Feb 20th 2014, 6:30 AM 17,240 Views 51 Comments

The man was banned from keeping dogs for ten years.

Four dogs found in horrific case of animal cruelty, only one has survived
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Four dogs found in horrific case of animal cruelty, only one has survived

Jan 21st 2014, 6:21 PM 27,131 Views 80 Comments

The surviving dog Willow is being cared for around the clock by the DSPCA.

Horse dies after being doused with petrol and set alight
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Horse dies after being doused with petrol and set alight

Nov 28th 2013, 11:07 PM 88,734 Views 370 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the slaughter of the abandoned horse which happened in the Fettercairn area of Tallaght.

Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week
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Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week

Apr 11th 2013, 5:48 PM 21,686 Views 60 Comments

All six horses had died or had to be humanely destroyed because of starvation and neglect.

What's the best prank to drive somebody bonkers?
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# Mind Games

What's the best prank to drive somebody bonkers?

Mar 7th 2013, 5:20 PM 5,641 Views 4 Comments

Paperclips, glitter – some ideas to torment your fellow human beings?

Justin Bieber accused of animal cruelty against his pet hamster
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Justin Bieber accused of animal cruelty against his pet hamster

Dec 20th 2012, 4:38 PM 806 Views 1 Comment

He gave the hamster to a screaming fan. Where is the love?

Public warned not to keep fox cubs as pets
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Public warned not to keep fox cubs as pets

Jul 6th 2012, 6:50 AM 22,249 Views 14 Comments

A number of orphaned baby foxes have been reported to the ISPCA recently.

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