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# animals - 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.

# animals - 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.”

# animals - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

# animals - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Check out these incredible images from Nat Geo's nature photography contest

The competition is accepting entries in four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials.

# animals - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Half-starved lion cub found 'wasting away' in abandoned Paris apartment

Police began hunting for the cub after noticing selfies on social media of a man and the cub.

# animals - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya A Mighty Shade Of Pale This post contains videos

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya

The giraffes have a condition known as leucism.

# animals - Monday 11 September, 2017

All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA

The dogs are currently at the National Animal Centre in Longford pending housing.

# animals - Friday 8 September, 2017

Photos: The ISPCA is appealing for homes for 28 Jack Russell terriers

The dogs are currently being cared for at the National Animal Centre in Longford.

# animals - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Appeal for information after dog is shot in neck in Dublin

The DSPCA’s veterinary team said Victoria is “very lucky” to be alive.

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park Pride Of Cork This post contains images

First-ever litter of Asian lion cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

Asian lions are endangered as there are only about 500 individuals remaining in the wild.

# animals - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme

Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.

# animals - 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.

# animals - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay

The government says it has no plans to change the laws.

# animals - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

These dogs were seized today at Dublin Port because they had no passports

A follow up investigation is now underway.

# animals - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'We're struggling to keep the doors open': Donkey sanctuary appeals for money

About 70 donkeys are currently being looked after there.

# animals - Friday 14 April, 2017

Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate

Dogs Trust has released a warning to pet owners this Easter.

# animals - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

Indonesia's 'selfie monkey' threatened by hunger for its meat

The native Indonesian monkeys are eaten by locals who compare them to ‘wild boar or dog’.

# animals - 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.

# animals - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

# animals - 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.

# animals - Thursday 5 January, 2017

People in the UAE will no longer be able to keep cheetahs and tigers as pets

The new law bans dealing in and ownership of “all types of wild and domesticated but dangerous animals”.

# animals - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse

In the animal kingdom, anyway.

# animals - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Anger after horse dealer posts pictures of zebra in Laois stables

Photos of the zebra popped up on Facebook last night.

# animals - Monday 12 December, 2016

Reindeer are shrinking: Warmer weather threatens Christmas icon

And before you use that Father Ted joke – no, the reindeer aren’t just far away.

# animals - Sunday 4 December, 2016

'It's a painful life, but the most beautiful there is': A reindeer herd's journey to their winter home

“Margret Fjellstrom’s lasso whirls above her furred hat as she shouts out orders to her helpers.”

# animals - Saturday 19 November, 2016

The 8 animals with the best comic timing in the world this year

The animal kingdom: admired for being beautiful, powerful, diverse… and absolutely hilarious.

# animals - Monday 14 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge The 'dancing bears' absolutely stole the show on Planet Earth II last night Shake It

The 'dancing bears' absolutely stole the show on Planet Earth II last night

~My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard~

# animals - Friday 11 November, 2016

Zimbabwe drops charges against hunter of Cecil the lion

Cecil the lion was killed for sport by a US dentist in 2015, which enraged people around the world.

Gardaí warn pet owners to be responsible after finding abandoned kittens in suitcase

The DSPCA has re-homed over 900 cats and kittens to date in 2016, an increase on previous years.

# animals - Monday 7 November, 2016

Australian police stop woman in the street, find koala in her bag

The marsupial was handed to the RSPCA, an animal protection charity, which named him Alfred.

# animals - Saturday 29 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge Just 17 people and animals getting awful bad frights Broo Scared Ya

Just 17 people and animals getting awful bad frights

It shouldn’t be so funny, but it is.

# animals - Thursday 20 October, 2016

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

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

# animals - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa

The Bóthar Ark has flown with a cargo of Irish-donated animals which will be presented to farming families in Rwanda.

# animals - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 of the most Dublin Zoo things that ever happened Bosco's Door

14 of the most Dublin Zoo things that ever happened

It’s the most wonderful place.

# animals - Monday 26 September, 2016

3,000 investigations into allegations of abuse of animals last year

The ISPCA also was involved in 35 prosecutions.

# animals - Friday 16 September, 2016

Designer puppies rescued from horsebox and van at Dublin Port

The dogs will now be looking for new homes.

# animals - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Hawaii's banning people from swimming with dolphins. Tour operators aren't happy Fin

Hawaii's banning people from swimming with dolphins. Tour operators aren't happy

Federal regulators are concerned that human contact is stressing out the dolphins.

# animals - Thursday 25 August, 2016

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in Tipping The Scales This post contains videos This post contains images

PHOTOS: London Zoo is doing its annual weigh-in

It helps zookeepers monitor the animals’ health and well-being.

# animals - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

DSPCA slams 'horrific' puppy trafficking after 23 dogs are seized at Dublin Port England Bound This post contains images

DSPCA slams 'horrific' puppy trafficking after 23 dogs are seized at Dublin Port

The dogs are receiving veterinary care, after being found by gardaí.