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# animal - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Quiz: How closely were you paying attention to recent animal stories?

2018 was a tough year for many humans – let’s see how their animal counterparts fared.

# animal - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans

This could have an impact on their fitness and reproduction levels.

# animal - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year

Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”

# animal - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Gardaí investigating alleged beheading of couple's dog

The incident occurred in the back garden of a home in Rathdrum, county Wicklow.

# animal - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

From The42 'He's an absolute tank!' - Arsenal's Kolasinac could prove the bargain of the summer Early Impressions

'He's an absolute tank!' - Arsenal's Kolasinac could prove the bargain of the summer

The Bosnian full-back arrived on a free from Schalke and scored in Sunday’s Community Shield win.

# animal - 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.

# animal - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

# animal - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Almost €1 million spent seizing over 2,500 horses and almost 90% were destroyed

When a horse is seized, a public notice is put up and if it’s not claimed after five days, the animal is destroyed.

# animal - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Man jailed for having sex with his dog and possessing indecent images of children

Forensic examination revealed videos of extreme pornography and bestiality, including videos of Brazier having sex with his own dog.

# animal - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Rare "baby dragon" born in Slovenia

The ancient olm only give birth once in a decade and can live for up to 100 years.

# animal - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Woman charged after duct-taping a dog's mouth shut and posting picture to Facebook

She now faces a fine and up to 150 days in jail.

# animal - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Remember these hugging dogs? They finally have a new home

The two pups were saved from being put down in July, but still needed a forever home.

# animal - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Before and after: The wooliest sheep in the world has just been sheared

The animal was carrying more than 40kg of wool.

# animal - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Man violently killed dog in park because he couldn't pay vet bills

He was seen putting his foot on the dog’s head.

# animal - Friday 26 June, 2015

# animal - Thursday 16 April, 2015

People are outraged this hunter posted a picture with a dead giraffe

Ricky Gervais posted a picture of the hunter on his Facebook page.

# animal - Friday 3 April, 2015

# animal - Saturday 21 March, 2015

# animal - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This adorable video of the 116 puppies rescued at Dublin Port is essential viewing Little Pups

# animal - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Zookeeper seriously injured in rhino attack at British zoo

He is said to be in serious but stable condition at the hospital.

# animal - Monday 10 November, 2014

UCD ends practice of buying greyhounds for medical experiments

Over a six-year period, the university bought a total of 212 dogs.

# animal - Sunday 19 October, 2014

The first sex was like square-dancing in Scotland (seriously)

And it wasn’t humans who did it.

# animal - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Garth the bull terrier makes full recovery after vicious attack by another dog

He was found with severe wounds in a field in north Dublin earlier this year.

# animal - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here's some of what the Gardaí's animals got up to last year

Details are revealed in the force’s annual report.

# animal - Monday 2 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge This baby deer being rescued from a fence will break your heart Doe-te

This baby deer being rescued from a fence will break your heart

Look at it run to its mammy!

# animal - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 pets who just wanted to help you study Study Buddy

10 pets who just wanted to help you study

They tried, bless them.

# animal - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Opinion: A man and his dog – being homeless in Dublin

We bump into each other most days in the park, or outside the local shops. We are two very different people but we have one special connection: our dogs.

# animal - Saturday 5 April, 2014

People will be taking part in 'The Walk of Shame' for Ireland's animals over Easter

22 charities are taking part in the initiative, aimed at raising funds and awareness.

# animal - Friday 4 April, 2014

Over 3,500 dogs were put down by pounds last year

That’s a fall of 28 per cent compared to 2012.

# animal - Monday 17 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Muppets singing Danny Boy is perfection Oh Boy Oh Boy

The Muppets singing Danny Boy is perfection

Bring it home Beaker!

# animal - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Woman jailed for microwaving her kitten after it attacked goldfish

Sentencing the 23-year-old woman to 14 weeks in jail, the judge said it was an act “of utterly horrendous cruelty”.

# animal - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Dublin council bans animal-act circuses on public land

The move came after students set up a petition calling for an end to animal-act circuses.

# animal - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Zoo kills healthy young giraffe despite protests

The giraffe’s body will be fed to tigers at the zoo in Copenhagen.

# animal - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Bereaved pet owners "should be entitled to compassionate leave"

Figures from the UK suggest bereaved pet owners cost the economy £1 billion and a call for compulsory leave is being made here.

# animal - Friday 27 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge WATCH: The Lion King as voiced by kids and acted out by kittens The Lion Kitten

# animal - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Cross animals off your list of gifts this Christmas, says animal rights group

ARAN have launched a new campaign, supported by Senator David Norris.

# animal - Friday 18 October, 2013

Brazil activists free 200 dogs used for drug tests

Most of the animals were said to have had their skins shaven.

# animal - Monday 23 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Rihanna's Instagram photos used as evidence in Thailand Phuck Yo Photos

Rihanna's Instagram photos used as evidence in Thailand

The singer posed with an endangered animal.

# animal - Monday 16 September, 2013

Here's why flies can avoid being swatted and a T-rex might not see you sneak by

New research led by scientists at Trinity College Dublin has shown that animals’ ability to perceive time is linked to their pace of life.

# animal - Monday 2 September, 2013

‘Big cat’ suspected in spate of sheep killings

Sheep in local farms were discovered dead, having been killed violently, with others found bloodied and injured.

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