Halt the Horror

including some extracts from ICABS‘ pages The Republic of Ireland has become one of the last remaining countries in the world to allow hare coursing. The blood sport has already been banned in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and remains illegal in most civilised nations. Why have so many countries made this blood sport illegal? […]

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Animal Welfare Conference – Invites Are Out

The animal welfare organisations receiving funding from the Agriculture Department have been receiving their invites by email today. Very exciting! To find out about how to participate without an invite check the links on our previous post Animal Welfare Conference Update – 16th May. In the meantime, here’s the main info from the invites: April 9th […]

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Animal Welfare Conference Update – 16th May

Just writing to update on Simon Coveney’s Animal Welfare Conference, in Dublin Castle on 16th May 2014. Just last week news of it flew round facebook, and rescues and individual animal welfarites were all a bit concerned that we’d heard nothing about it. There was very little to be found on the internet apart from […]

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Animal Health and Welfare Bill Public Consultation 2008 Part 1

I was delighted to find the original pdf of ANVIL‘s Animal Health and Welfare Bill Public Consultation Response from back in 2008. Over 30 Irish animal welfare organisations took part in the consultation about the pending animal welfare legislation, and the Report clearly gives a good representation of those experienced in the field. And I […]

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Pound Statistics 2005-2013

This year’s statistics for Irish dog pounds have just been published by environ.ie. Folk seemed to find the analysis I did last year pretty useful so I figure I’ll do the same thing again. As a result, while the figures are slightly different, the text may not have changed much. I’m gonna crack open a bottle of […]

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Dog Fighting & Reporting

The ASPCA designated April 8 as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day (NDFAD) to advance the conversation about dog fighting and to encourage animal lovers across the US to take action against this brutal form of animal cruelty – find out more here. While the information will be specific to America, it will undoubtedly translate fairly easily to Ireland. Their article has […]

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Prohibition on animal cruelty. Oh! Except in blood sports.

Just having a dip into the new Animal Welfare Act 2013. The Irish government are admitting that hunting, coursing and fishing are cruel. But they’re not going to do anything about it. Am sure I must be misunderstanding but …

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Happy International Womens’ Day!

Thinking of all the fab international women I know and love *schmoo* I have been pondering recently how little has been achieved in the years I’ve been active in feminism, sustainability and animal welfare. Especially considering that folk have been campaigning long before I was even a sparkle in my dad’s eye (why just my dad’s? […]

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Walk for Fionn Jan 2014

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to post the photos from the walk! Nothing new here, just a repost of the info from my facebook pages. More thoughts to come … On Sunday 26th January 2014 more than 1500 people and their companion canines walked to support Fionn, DAWG and decent Irish Animal […]

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Toffee Transport

Toffee’s a wee 6-month-old-ish poopy. He’s gorgeous inside and out. His people let him stray on the road and, unsurprisingly, he came back broken. Lucky to be alive he’d two broken legs – one a complicated fracture requiring special surgery. His people decided not to be his people any more and Jennifer took over. One […]

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The Right Thing to Do

You may remember I posted about stray animals, specifically wandering sheep, a couple of days ago. With the research I did as a result, and the feedback I got, here’s a summary of what to do when you find stray farm and/or companion animals wandering on public roads. See the original article here.

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Stray Sheep – Did I Do the Right Thing?

Okay, so, I’ve a question for ye – what should I do when I see sheep straying on the roads? Particularly the narrow, bendy, single track roads around here. I’ve had a wee look on the internet and only found one useful link (see below) – and I’m still not entirely clear, though I’ve a […]

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Pound Statistics 2005-2012

Well, environ.ie has published this year’s statistics for the Irish dog pounds. I’ve pulled the annual stats for Cork City, Cork County and Nationwide to have a wee look at what they might mean. You can see the itemised stats for the other counties, and more information generally, by checking the published figures. For each […]

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Limerick Greyhounds Update

From Greyhound Safe There cannot be many Greyhound advocates now who do not know of the slain Greyhounds, found in April 2012 at a disused quarry on the outskirts of Limerick, Ireland. Within 24 hours of the grim discovery the ‘identification markings on two of the animals were still intact’ enabling the Bord na gCon […]

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Maple Syrup

*** REHOMED *** Friendly but timid, no collar, no tag. A friend of mine, remembering the unknown, unwanted, unhelped stray that was runover on Valentine’s day (story here), picked Maple up and dropped her with Jenni.

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