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#Cruelty

# cruelty - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 4th 2019, 7:00 AM 13,089 Views 33 Comments

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.

# cruelty - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 15th 2019, 8:35 AM 31,813 Views 56 Comments

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

# cruelty - Friday 20 April, 2018

Brick-throwing Chinese zoo-goers kill a kangaroo and injure another
# Cruelty
# Cruelty

Brick-throwing Chinese zoo-goers kill a kangaroo and injure another

Apr 20th 2018, 10:24 AM 23,289 Views 57 Comments

The report did not mention whether anyone was punished over the matter.

# cruelty - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Over 1,200 vulnerable animals were seized by the ISPCA last year
# Taking The Lead
# Taking The Lead

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

Mar 7th 2018, 3:15 PM 6,621 Views 8 Comments

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

# cruelty - Friday 22 December, 2017

Donegal man admits illegally removing the dew claws from a St Bernard puppy
# Cruelty
# Cruelty

Donegal man admits illegally removing the dew claws from a St Bernard puppy

Dec 22nd 2017, 2:18 PM 35,965 Views 52 Comments

He gave €250 to the ISPCA after a court case.

# cruelty - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Controversial cockfight plans were a publicity stunt that got out of hand
# Fermanagh
# Fermanagh

Controversial cockfight plans were a publicity stunt that got out of hand

Jul 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 12,790 Views 9 Comments

The PSNI met with a man after people called for a boycott of a festival he’s organising.

# cruelty - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years

Mar 29th 2017, 10:46 AM 15,028 Views 30 Comments

No motive was given for the attack.

# cruelty - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

In photos: ISPCA report reveals cases of starving dogs and ponies in filthy conditions with no water
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

In photos: ISPCA report reveals cases of starving dogs and ponies in filthy conditions with no water

Mar 7th 2017, 3:26 PM 14,635 Views 21 Comments

In 2016 inspectors initiated 32 prosecutions and saw 15 finalised in court.

# cruelty - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish puppy farms produce 30,000 dogs a year - here's how to make sure you don't buy from an illegal one
# Cruelty
# Cruelty

Irish puppy farms produce 30,000 dogs a year - here's how to make sure you don't buy from an illegal one

Oct 4th 2016, 6:30 AM 33,662 Views 35 Comments

Puppies from illegal farm will likely develop mental and physical illnesses as a result of in-breeding and their treatment.

# cruelty - Monday 15 August, 2016

Chemicals thrown over two dogs in separate Cork attacks
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Chemicals thrown over two dogs in separate Cork attacks

Aug 15th 2016, 5:18 PM 21,502 Views 50 Comments

It’s not yet know what chemicals were used in these attacks – or if the same chemical was used in both.

# cruelty - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple
# Tiger Tale
# Tiger Tale

40 dead tiger cubs found in a freezer at Thai temple

Jun 1st 2016, 10:51 AM 20,937 Views 25 Comments

The temple has long proved a hit among mainly foreign visitors who flock there to be photographed.

# cruelty - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Abandoned horse left with maggot infection after headcollar embedded on its head
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Abandoned horse left with maggot infection after headcollar embedded on its head

May 31st 2016, 6:05 AM 26,559 Views 54 Comments

It took four attempts with a team of volunteers, a vet and the operations manager at Dublin Zoo before the animal could be caught.

# cruelty - Friday 25 March, 2016

Calls for animal circus ban after protesters left bloody at demo
# Cruelty
# Cruelty

Calls for animal circus ban after protesters left bloody at demo

Mar 25th 2016, 6:02 AM 22,200 Views 100 Comments

The ISPCA has been runnings its ‘Big Stop’ campaign to have the attractions outlawed.

# cruelty - Friday 29 January, 2016

Daniel Pelka's killer found dead in prison cell
# Stepfather
# Stepfather

Daniel Pelka's killer found dead in prison cell

Jan 29th 2016, 3:29 PM 40,360 Views 38 Comments

The boy’s mother, Magdelena Luczak, hanged herself in a separate prison last year.

# cruelty - Friday 8 January, 2016

German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

German Shepherd shot in head and dumped in ditch

Jan 8th 2016, 11:57 AM 32,114 Views 63 Comments

WARNING: This post contains images some readers may find distressing.

# cruelty - Monday 28 December, 2015

Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property
# Cruelty
# Cruelty

Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property

Dec 28th 2015, 9:38 PM 27,336 Views 61 Comments

The ISPCA have released the video in order “to highlight the aftermath of the cruelty” that they deal with.

# cruelty - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years
# Ealing
# Ealing

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years

Nov 18th 2015, 10:12 PM 37,980 Views 36 Comments

Dr Emmanuel Edet engaged in charity work for children in the developing world, while keeping a Nigerian “house boy” trapped in his home.

# cruelty - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Dog has both eyes removed after Waterford chemical attack
# Chemical Burns
# Chemical Burns

Dog has both eyes removed after Waterford chemical attack

Aug 12th 2015, 5:31 PM 17,336 Views 57 Comments

The dog was found on the Cork Road area of Waterford.

# cruelty - Monday 27 July, 2015

Watch: Video of dog so traumatised by ill treatment she won't look away from the wall
# What Cruelty Breeds
# What Cruelty Breeds

Watch: Video of dog so traumatised by ill treatment she won't look away from the wall

Jul 27th 2015, 7:57 PM 36,034 Views 76 Comments

The lurcher, named Angel, is being cared for by dog charity Paws.

# cruelty - Friday 26 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 26th 2015, 1:12 PM 16,849 Views 34 Comments

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

# cruelty - Monday 18 May, 2015

RSPCA looking for man who kicked dog in the head 'like a football'
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

RSPCA looking for man who kicked dog in the head 'like a football'

May 18th 2015, 8:41 PM 22,968 Views 38 Comments

A witness said she saw the man beat the dog five or six times and heard a “crunching noise”.

# cruelty - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Girl killed by mother and girlfriend had 56 separate injuries
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Girl killed by mother and girlfriend had 56 separate injuries

Mar 4th 2015, 4:26 PM 29,260 Views 42 Comments

A twisted relationship between the two women resulted in months of abuse for the 8-year-old and eventually her death.

# cruelty - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh
# Tortured
# Tortured

This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh

Jan 28th 2015, 5:01 PM 101,730 Views 296 Comments

The little dog was spotted by a jockey at the racecourse and brought to a local vet but he could not be saved.

# cruelty - Friday 12 December, 2014

At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law
# Intervene
# Intervene

At least eight people prosecuted for animal abuse so far under new cruelty law

Dec 12th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,055 Views 12 Comments

The DSPCA reports multiple prosecutions under the new Act.

# cruelty - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Watch cruel, cruel parents tell their kids: 'We ate all your Halloween sweets'
# Trick Or Treat
From The Daily Edge
# Trick Or Treat

Watch cruel, cruel parents tell their kids: 'We ate all your Halloween sweets'

Nov 4th 2014, 7:00 PM 3,063 Views 0 Comments

“You ruined my life.”

# cruelty - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Two-day rescue: 150 sick cats were found in walls and rooms of a house in the US
# Schaghticoke
# Schaghticoke

Two-day rescue: 150 sick cats were found in walls and rooms of a house in the US

Oct 30th 2014, 9:45 PM 15,445 Views 12 Comments

Nearly 400 cats have been removed from the family in two and a half years.

# cruelty - Monday 20 October, 2014

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 11,315 Views 33 Comments

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

# cruelty - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Guidelines banning cruelty to horses by traders introduced
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Guidelines banning cruelty to horses by traders introduced

Oct 2nd 2014, 6:35 PM 7,640 Views 23 Comments

This was launched by Minister Simon Coveney today in conjunction with the Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Council.

# cruelty - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

'Barbaric': Puppy had tail cut off before being abandoned
# ISPCA
# ISPCA

'Barbaric': Puppy had tail cut off before being abandoned

Sep 24th 2014, 5:36 PM 12,877 Views 27 Comments

The ISPCA is appealing for information in relation to an injured puppy found in Portlaoise.

# cruelty - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Dog found battered and bloodied "may have been in a dog fight"
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Dog found battered and bloodied "may have been in a dog fight"

Jul 17th 2014, 2:35 PM 18,062 Views 57 Comments

The dog, who is named Garth, is now recovering at an ISPCA facility.

# cruelty - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Horses that may have entered the food chain are now being abandoned and dying - ISPCA
# Horsemeat Scandal
# Horsemeat Scandal

Horses that may have entered the food chain are now being abandoned and dying - ISPCA

Jun 18th 2014, 11:43 AM 5,634 Views 16 Comments

The society say that horses which may illegally have found their way into the food chain before are now being left to fend for themselves.

# cruelty - Monday 16 June, 2014

Anti-cruelty group calls for 'appalling' fox hunt blessings to end
# Blood Sports
# Blood Sports

Anti-cruelty group calls for 'appalling' fox hunt blessings to end

Jun 16th 2014, 2:02 PM 10,631 Views 130 Comments

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has said it is unacceptable that some priests “endorse cruelty” by blessing hunts.

# cruelty - Friday 4 April, 2014

Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Dead horses, cows and calves found dumped at the base of Co Clare cliffs

Apr 4th 2014, 8:59 AM 31,224 Views 140 Comments

The ISPCA say that it appears that the animals were thrown from the top of the 100m high cliffs.

# cruelty - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Man kept 18 dogs in a jeep and shed with no access to water
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Man kept 18 dogs in a jeep and shed with no access to water

Feb 20th 2014, 6:30 AM 17,240 Views 51 Comments

The man was banned from keeping dogs for ten years.

# cruelty - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Four dogs found in horrific case of animal cruelty, only one has survived
# Cruelty
# Cruelty

Four dogs found in horrific case of animal cruelty, only one has survived

Jan 21st 2014, 6:21 PM 27,136 Views 80 Comments

The surviving dog Willow is being cared for around the clock by the DSPCA.

# cruelty - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Horse dies after being doused with petrol and set alight
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Horse dies after being doused with petrol and set alight

Nov 28th 2013, 11:07 PM 88,734 Views 370 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the slaughter of the abandoned horse which happened in the Fettercairn area of Tallaght.

# cruelty - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week
# Animal Rights
# Animal Rights

Six cases of horse cruelty seen by DSPCA this week

Apr 11th 2013, 5:48 PM 21,686 Views 60 Comments

All six horses had died or had to be humanely destroyed because of starvation and neglect.

# cruelty - Thursday 7 March, 2013

What's the best prank to drive somebody bonkers?
# Mind Games
From The Daily Edge
# Mind Games

What's the best prank to drive somebody bonkers?

Mar 7th 2013, 5:20 PM 5,642 Views 4 Comments

Paperclips, glitter – some ideas to torment your fellow human beings?

# cruelty - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Justin Bieber accused of animal cruelty against his pet hamster
# Hamster
From The Daily Edge
# Hamster

Justin Bieber accused of animal cruelty against his pet hamster

Dec 20th 2012, 4:38 PM 806 Views 1 Comment

He gave the hamster to a screaming fan. Where is the love?

# cruelty - Friday 6 July, 2012

Public warned not to keep fox cubs as pets
# Baby Foxes
# Baby Foxes

Public warned not to keep fox cubs as pets

Jul 6th 2012, 6:50 AM 22,260 Views 14 Comments

A number of orphaned baby foxes have been reported to the ISPCA recently.

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