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#Animal Welfare

# animal-welfare - Sunday 8 July, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Investigation underway after several horses found dead in Clonmel

A number of animals were also seized by authorities.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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

'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

'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

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

'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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nine people arrested after gardaí bust illegal hare coursing

This happened at a number of events earlier today.

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.

# animal-welfare - Friday 25 September, 2015

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

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

# animal-welfare - Friday 18 September, 2015

# animal-welfare - Monday 10 August, 2015

'You'll be f***ing beaten out of town': Puck Fair protest cancelled after threatening calls

Animal rights group Aran was planning to stage a demonstration.

# animal-welfare - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Animal rights campaigners want to "take the Puck out of the fair"

ARAN wants the goat removed from the festival.

# animal-welfare - Monday 27 July, 2015

Road marking crew paint over dead cat rather than move it

Kerry County Council is investigating the incident.

# animal-welfare - Thursday 16 July, 2015

'You're a fool. You're a gobsh**e. You're a pig yourself'

A fight has broken out over a famous pig race in Arklow.

# animal-welfare - Sunday 28 June, 2015

If you’re going on holiday and leaving a pet behind, read this Getting Lost This post contains images

If you’re going on holiday and leaving a pet behind, read this

The DSPCA has some good advice for you.

# animal-welfare - Friday 26 June, 2015

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

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

# animal-welfare - Monday 22 June, 2015

'Stolen pets' end up on the dinner table for China's dog meat festival

There are growing calls for the festival to be banned.

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