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#Animal Rights

# animal-rights - This year 2022

‘Empty bellies’: Unweaned calves left without milk for long periods on journey to Europe
# Trade Off
# Trade Off

‘Empty bellies’: Unweaned calves left without milk for long periods on journey to Europe

Sep 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 18,619 Views 16 Comments

Department audit finds some operators not complying with feeding intervals, Noteworthy reveals.

‘A slow, terrible death’: The fate of Irish cattle exported outside of the EU
# Trade Off
# Trade Off

‘A slow, terrible death’: The fate of Irish cattle exported outside of the EU

Sep 1st 2022, 7:00 AM 22,951 Views 24 Comments

Noteworthy finds the State has little to no control over what happens to animals once they leave Ireland.

'Export loophole’: Irish cattle shipped from Spain on ‘substandard’ vessels
# Trade Off
# Trade Off

'Export loophole’: Irish cattle shipped from Spain on ‘substandard’ vessels

Aug 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 25,645 Views 26 Comments
  • Thousands of cattle exported on vessels that do not meet standards required under Irish laws
  • Niall Sargent of Noteworthy reports that unwanted males from the dairy industry are among those exported
  • Destinations include Egypt where ‘appalling’ slaughter techniques are common
Owners leaving dogs at shelters citing mental health issues, housing problems and cost of living
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Owners leaving dogs at shelters citing mental health issues, housing problems and cost of living

Aug 9th 2022, 6:21 AM 31,138 Views 20 Comments

Animals in pounds that can’t be rehomed are often put down.

Swiss region to vote on giving primates fundamental rights
# Animal Rights
# Animal Rights

Swiss region to vote on giving primates fundamental rights

Feb 11th 2022, 6:30 AM 14,826 Views 23 Comments

The vote was triggered by animal rights group, Sentience, and if passed, would give primates a right to life.

# animal-rights - Last year 2021

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
# Live Exports
# Live Exports

Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade

Mar 31st 2021, 10:00 AM 22,644 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.

# animal-rights - All time

All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned
# Animal Rights
# Animal Rights

All eyes on the Greens as TD calls for hare coursing to be banned

Sep 16th 2020, 3:21 PM 42,276 Views 139 Comments

TD Paul Murphy has called or cross-party support for the Bill.

OPW sold carcasses of Phoenix Park deer culled by state-hired marksman to game dealer
# Deery Me
# Deery Me

OPW sold carcasses of Phoenix Park deer culled by state-hired marksman to game dealer

Feb 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 47,284 Views 77 Comments

Annual culls are carried out by the OPW to manage the number of wild deer in the park.

'There are horses across the main N2 road, at Darndale, and they are in bits'
# My Lovely Horse
# My Lovely Horse

'There are horses across the main N2 road, at Darndale, and they are in bits'

Apr 22nd 2018, 7:45 AM 34,400 Views 34 Comments

It’s not as bad as it was years ago but residents in Dublin still see problems with unlicensed horses.

'If you go to Pamplona to be chased by a bull, you’re participating in his long, painful death'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'If you go to Pamplona to be chased by a bull, you’re participating in his long, painful death'

Jul 16th 2017, 8:45 AM 3,893 Views 50 Comments

If your idea of fun is running with the bulls in Pamplona, you need to rethink your ethics, writes Grace McKeown.

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

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

Mar 14th 2017, 6:30 AM 5,715 Views 42 Comments

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.

Bullfighting ban in Catalonia is cancelled as it is 'part of Spain's heritage'
# Unconstitutional
# Unconstitutional

Bullfighting ban in Catalonia is cancelled as it is 'part of Spain's heritage'

Oct 20th 2016, 3:05 PM 10,188 Views 42 Comments

Catalonia’s regional parliament voted to abolish bullfighting from January 1, 2012 after animal rights groups garnered 180,000 signatures for a petition.

Dublin City Council backs ban on animal circuses
# Animal Rights
# Animal Rights

Dublin City Council backs ban on animal circuses

Jul 26th 2016, 6:08 PM 13,071 Views 47 Comments

Councillors voted in favour of the motion last night.

Clothing designer Armani to go fur-free and stop 'cruel practices' against animals
# Fur No More
# Fur No More

Clothing designer Armani to go fur-free and stop 'cruel practices' against animals

Mar 22nd 2016, 2:19 PM 8,439 Views 18 Comments

The designer brand made the announcement today.

Danish zoo criticised for dissecting a lion in front of a crowd of children
# Copenhagen
# Copenhagen

Danish zoo criticised for dissecting a lion in front of a crowd of children

Oct 15th 2015, 8:37 PM 16,558 Views 32 Comments

Zoo officials have defended it as educational.

WATCH: Outrage after animal rights group steals puppy from homeless man
# Paris
# Paris

WATCH: Outrage after animal rights group steals puppy from homeless man

Sep 25th 2015, 11:33 PM 27,375 Views 66 Comments

The activists have defended their actions, and claimed the dog was being mistreated.

'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows
# Orangutan Boxing
# Orangutan Boxing

'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows

Sep 1st 2015, 11:10 PM 16,885 Views 30 Comments

The country’s treatment of animals is coming under increasing scrutiny from animal rights groups.

This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair?
# What The Puck
# What The Puck

This year's King Puck has been picked... But what exactly happens at the Kerry fair?

Aug 6th 2015, 1:30 PM 18,058 Views 29 Comments

The organisers of the Puck Fair have responded to criticism from animal rights groups.

Video: Lobsters 'liberated' from Dublin restaurant by animal rights activists
# Smash And Crab
# Smash And Crab

Video: Lobsters 'liberated' from Dublin restaurant by animal rights activists

May 11th 2015, 9:40 PM 50,745 Views 165 Comments

The activists say they have ‘no regrets’.

Watch the moment animal rights activists 'liberated' nine lobsters from a Dublin restaurant
# Rock Lobster
From The Daily Edge
# Rock Lobster

Watch the moment animal rights activists 'liberated' nine lobsters from a Dublin restaurant

May 11th 2015, 9:57 AM 2,689 Views 5 Comments

The lobsters were later released into the sea in Clontarf.

Denmark has banned bestiality to stop "animal sex tourism"
# Bestiality
# Bestiality

Denmark has banned bestiality to stop "animal sex tourism"

Apr 23rd 2015, 10:06 PM 35,321 Views 95 Comments

But a lot of people were against the law.

Zlatan sparks controversy after allegedly shooting a moose
# Trouble
From The42
# Trouble

Zlatan sparks controversy after allegedly shooting a moose

Dec 30th 2014, 12:49 PM 4,469 Views 12 Comments

The incident is not the first time the 33-year-old striker’s love of hunting has been made apparent.

Man sent to jail... for buying and eating three tigers
# Yuck
# Yuck

Man sent to jail... for buying and eating three tigers

Dec 30th 2014, 7:50 AM 10,769 Views 12 Comments

He bought the tigers for “a huge amount of money”, Chinese media says.

Thanks given to Benjy the gay bull supporters as he sets sail for the UK
# So Long Benjy
# So Long Benjy

Thanks given to Benjy the gay bull supporters as he sets sail for the UK

Dec 13th 2014, 3:29 PM 8,143 Views 33 Comments

Sam Simon of Simpsons fame was one of the 321 people who helped save Benjy from the chopping block.

Realistic-looking dead foxes used to confront shoppers on issue of fur farming
# Fake Foxes
# Fake Foxes

Realistic-looking dead foxes used to confront shoppers on issue of fur farming

Nov 28th 2014, 7:10 PM 39,201 Views 97 Comments

In case you saw them from across the street earlier, and were wondering what was going on.

'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Shocked and horrified': Bodies of 11 greyhounds found on Irish ferry

Oct 29th 2014, 7:36 PM 24,692 Views 41 Comments

It is believed the dogs suffocated in transit during the 14-hour journey.

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

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

Oct 20th 2014, 3:53 PM 11,333 Views 33 Comments

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

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down
# Happy Tail
# Happy Tail

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down

Oct 14th 2014, 10:23 AM 11,360 Views 72 Comments

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.

Ebola: Outrage as Spanish authorities plan to euthanise pet dog of infected nurse
# Madrid Madra
# Madrid Madra

Ebola: Outrage as Spanish authorities plan to euthanise pet dog of infected nurse

Oct 7th 2014, 10:18 PM 20,078 Views 81 Comments

A petition to stop it has tens of thousands of signatures already.

Joan Burton reprimanded by animal rights group after "skin a cat" comment
# That's Cat
From The Daily Edge
# That's Cat

Joan Burton reprimanded by animal rights group after "skin a cat" comment

Sep 16th 2014, 1:03 PM 15,920 Views 97 Comments

Joan. Cat menacer.

Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones?
# Send In The Clones
# Send In The Clones

Video: Would you eat meat from the offspring of clones?

Aug 11th 2014, 8:00 PM 60 Views 35 Comments

Good sense or Frankenfood? The issue is coming up for debate again in Europe.

Aaron McKenna: Animal circuses are a shameful cruelty that you should avoid funding
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Aaron McKenna: Animal circuses are a shameful cruelty that you should avoid funding

Aug 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 997 Views 103 Comments

Hopefully in 100 years we’ll look back on animals in circuses like we now do about Victorian ‘freak show’ performances using disabled people.

Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years
# Eradication
# Eradication

Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years

Aug 4th 2014, 8:45 AM 10,468 Views 45 Comments

The Department of Agriculture is trialling a vaccination programme in a number of counties to see how effective it is but most badgers captured are shot.

Australian minister questions PETA tactics over video of sheep being beaten
# Animal Rights
# Animal Rights

Australian minister questions PETA tactics over video of sheep being beaten

Jul 12th 2014, 6:00 PM 20,667 Views 48 Comments

The video shows shearers beating and throwing the animals, stamping on their necks and stitching wounds apparently without anaesthetic.

Activists 'alarmed' after circus camel walks into traffic
# Wrong Place
# Wrong Place

Activists 'alarmed' after circus camel walks into traffic

Jul 7th 2014, 6:54 PM 18,138 Views 37 Comments

It’s led to new calls for a ban on wild animals in circuses.

'Bloody' demonstrations to be held against badger culling
# A View To A Cull
# A View To A Cull

'Bloody' demonstrations to be held against badger culling

Jul 7th 2014, 4:36 PM 7,740 Views 57 Comments

The Department of Agriculture has tendered for organisations to capture and vaccinate badgers.

Duffy's Circus brands criticism of their use of sea lions as "misleading and hurtful"
# ISPCA
# ISPCA

Duffy's Circus brands criticism of their use of sea lions as "misleading and hurtful"

Feb 8th 2014, 10:15 AM 13,282 Views 101 Comments

The circus has said that they treat their animals’ welfare as a “top priority”.

Annual Japanese dolphin hunt documented in 'The Cove' begins amid US criticism
# Japan
# Japan

Annual Japanese dolphin hunt documented in 'The Cove' begins amid US criticism

Jan 20th 2014, 2:10 PM 9,243 Views 59 Comments

The hunt in the fishing village of Taiji in western Japan has come under international criticism and was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film “The Cove”.

Video column: Is there a viable solution to ivory poaching?
# Insight
# Insight

Video column: Is there a viable solution to ivory poaching?

Jan 20th 2014, 12:45 PM 59 Views 29 Comments

There were approximately 10 million elephants in Africa at the turn of the 20th century. Today, thanks to widespread poaching, that number has dropped to 500,000.

Aaron McKenna: We’re a nation of mass dog murderers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We’re a nation of mass dog murderers

Jan 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 943 Views 111 Comments

About 5,500 dogs are euthanised in Ireland every year – most are perfectly healthy. The only reason they have to die is because otherwise ordinary people are happy to turn a blind eye to the appalling consequences of their actions.

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