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#Animal Welfare

# animal-welfare - Saturday 20 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats' Animal Welfare

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

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

# animal-welfare - Saturday 6 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Disquiet in government as Ross calls out minister's response to greyhound controversy Animal Welfare

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

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

# animal-welfare - Saturday 8 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should fur farming be banned in Ireland?

Last month Prada announced it will go fur-free.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

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

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

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.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road Animal Cruelty

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

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

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government put an end to live exports? Animal Welfare This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

# animal-welfare - Friday 11 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 39 bulls rescued from overturned lorry in Co Fermanagh Crash

39 bulls rescued from overturned lorry in Co Fermanagh

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

# animal-welfare - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Very concerning': Pet surgeries may be postponed due to shortage of anaesthetic drug Animal Welfare

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

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

# animal-welfare - Sunday 8 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40% Euthanisation

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

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

# animal-welfare - Friday 15 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie ISPCA inspector finds 44 cats at Meath house after report from member of public Animal Welfare

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

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

# animal-welfare - Sunday 10 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Animal welfare charity temporarily suspends activities after 'unfounded criticism on social media' Clare Spca

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

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

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Louth SPCA left to care for over 100 animals after closure of petting farm Animal Welfare

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

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

# animal-welfare - Friday 4 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 27 dogs found in van at Scottish ferry port returned to Ireland Animal Welfare

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

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

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,200 vulnerable animals were seized by the ISPCA last year Taking The Lead

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

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

# animal-welfare - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Investigation underway after several horses found dead in Clonmel Animal Welfare

Investigation underway after several horses found dead in Clonmel

A number of animals were also seized by authorities.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Donegal woman who didn't feed her dog banned from keeping animals for five years Starved

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

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

# animal-welfare - Monday 18 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Sheer neglect': ISPCA investigating donkey found with 'horrific head injuries' Limerick

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

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

# animal-welfare - Friday 10 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses Animal Welfare

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

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

# animal-welfare - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The use of wild animals will be banned in Irish circuses from January 2018 Animal Welfare

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

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

# animal-welfare - Monday 21 August, 2017

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.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

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

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

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

# animal-welfare - Friday 5 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should children be taught how to care for animals in school? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

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

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

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

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.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

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

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

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.

# animal-welfare - Monday 6 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie UK zoo to shut down after 500 animal deaths Mistreatment

UK zoo to shut down after 500 animal deaths

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

# animal-welfare - Thursday 12 January, 2017

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.

# animal-welfare - Monday 26 September, 2016

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.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 25 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Shopping mall home to 'world's saddest bear' refuses wildlife park offer Animal Welfare

Shopping mall home to 'world's saddest bear' refuses wildlife park offer

Photos of Pizza show the polar bear lying listlessly in a gloomy, windowless room while visitors crowd around with phones.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 11 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore Animal Cruelty

Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore

The animals were part of 1,700 young sheep flown from Ireland to be slaughtered in Monday’s Hari Raya celebration.

# animal-welfare - Monday 8 August, 2016

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.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 24 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses Animal Welfare

Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses

Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.

# animal-welfare - Monday 23 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 38 greyhounds are being put down a month in Ireland Animal Welfare

38 greyhounds are being put down a month in Ireland

Animal welfare groups are calling for greyhound breeding to be limited to protect dogs.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are restricted dog breeds inherently more dangerous than all the rest? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are restricted dog breeds inherently more dangerous than all the rest?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does some digging into a perennial debate that has flared up in Ireland in recent weeks.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 24 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 49 starving monkeys rescued from South African garden centre Animal Cruelty

49 starving monkeys rescued from South African garden centre

The monkeys had been kept in cages for the entertainment of people coming to buy plants at the centre.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie SeaWorld sues California so it can keep breeding killer whales California

SeaWorld sues California so it can keep breeding killer whales

The California Commission has give permission for a new tank to be built but stipulated a ban on breeding would be introduced to the park.

# animal-welfare - Friday 11 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Dramatic rescue of flood-stricken horses from the River Shannon Happy Ending

WATCH: Dramatic rescue of flood-stricken horses from the River Shannon

Three cheers for the Athlone Sub-Aqua Club.

# animal-welfare - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Nine people arrested after gardaí bust illegal hare coursing Animal Welfare

Nine people arrested after gardaí bust illegal hare coursing

This happened at a number of events earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Youths in Ballymun attempt to set fire to four kittens Animal Cruelty

Youths in Ballymun attempt to set fire to four kittens

Other young people in the area saw what they were doing and rescued the kittens.

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