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# irish seal sanctuary

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# washed up
Why are headless seals washing up on Irish beaches?
Recent discoveries have prompted suspicion from members of the public and environmental groups.
# Dead Seals
Eight seals found dead on beaches in the South East
The Irish Seal Sanctuary do not know what happened to the seals but say it is “very unusual” for a cluster of dead seals to be found in such a confined area.
# Dead Seals
Why are seals being killed? Sanctuary notes 'swing in activity'
In the past 10 days, the heads of two seals were nailed to sanctuary gates in Kerry, there were reports of shootings in Cork and a decapitated seal was found at Galway. investigates.
# Shooting
Dolphin and seal found dead on Waterford beach
The animals had injuries consistent with gunshot wounds – just days after two other seals were found shot dead on the same beach.