Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty register petition tabled in the Assembly

Animal cruelty register petition tabled in the Assembly

A petition signed by thousands of people across the island calling for a central register of animal cruelty offenders has...

June 28, 2021

Man arrested after sheep ‘believed to have been killed by crossbow’

Man arrested after sheep ‘believed to have been killed by crossbow’

A man has been arrested and a crossbow recovered after a number of sheep were found dead at a Nottinghamshire...

April 23, 2021

Proposals put forward for all-island animal cruelty register

Proposals put forward for all-island animal cruelty register

Proposals have been floated for an all-island animal cruelty register to crack down on banned animal keepers moving between jurisdictions to...

March 17, 2021

Gardaí investigate after horse stabbed to death in Longford

Gardaí investigate after horse stabbed to death in Longford

Investigations are ongoing following a heinous act of animal cruelty earlier this week where a horse was stabbed to death....

January 24, 2020

Graphic images: Calves targeted in ‘crossbow attack’

Graphic images: Calves targeted in ‘crossbow attack’

Two calves were repeatedly shot with bolts from a crossbow in a vicious attack in the UK over the weekend....

June 24, 2019

Authorities investigate animal remains found on Tipp farm

Authorities investigate animal remains found on Tipp farm

Investigations have begun into the discovery of a number of animal remains on farmland in Co. Tipperary by Gardai over...

February 13, 2019

3 schoolboys arrested following acts of animal abuse on UK school farm

3 schoolboys arrested following acts of animal abuse on UK school farm

Three schoolboys have reportedly been arrested after they allegedly killed 11 chickens and attacked a pig on a school farm...

January 4, 2018

Man charged after 1,250 pigs found dead on Canadian farm

Man charged after 1,250 pigs found dead on Canadian farm

A 27-year-old Canadian man has been charged with a number of animal cruelty offences after more than 1,250 pigs were...

June 23, 2017

Donegal farmer sentenced after animals on his farm had to be put down

Donegal farmer sentenced after animals on his farm had to be put down

A man from Co. Donegal received a three month suspended jail sentence after a number of animals had to be put down...

November 2, 2016

Farmer disqualified from keeping farmed animals for 12 months

Farmer disqualified from keeping farmed animals for 12 months

A farmer from Co. Antrim has been fined £1,750 and disqualified from keeping all farmed animals for 12 months after...

September 23, 2016

Over 4,000 ‘severe breaches’ of animal welfare rules at UK abattoirs – Report

Over 4,000 ‘severe breaches’ of animal welfare rules at UK abattoirs – Report

There has been more than 4,000 severe breaches of animal welfare regulations in British abattoirs over the past two years, data...

August 31, 2016

Two months in prison for farmer who failed to dispose of carcasses

Two months in prison for farmer who failed to dispose of carcasses

An Enniskillen farmer has received two months imprisonment for causing unnecessary suffering to cattle and failure to dispose of animal carcasses....

June 21, 2016

Anger in Australia as exported cattle sledgehammered to death in Vietnam

Anger in Australia as exported cattle sledgehammered to death in Vietnam

An undercover video has surfaced which shows cattle in Vietnam, understood to be exported from Australia, being slaughtered with sledgehammers...

June 16, 2016

Video shows shocking cruelty on Canada’s largest dairy farm

Video shows shocking cruelty on Canada’s largest dairy farm

A dairy farm in Canada is facing a raft of animal cruelty charges after an undercover video and subsequent investigation...

March 8, 2016

Tougher sentencing for those found guilty of animal cruelty in the North

Tougher sentencing for those found guilty of animal cruelty in the North

People who are found guilty of animal cruelty in Northern Ireland will now face much tougher penalties under the law....

March 1, 2016

Animal rights group protests outside Dublin butchers

Animal rights group protests outside Dublin butchers

The animal rights group ARAN held a demonstration outside a butcher’s shop in Dublin yesterday (Monday), highlighting the alleged inhumane...

December 15, 2015

Arklow pig race to go ahead, despite efforts of animal rights activist

Arklow pig race to go ahead, despite efforts of animal rights activist

The annual Arklow Seabreeze Festival pig race is to go ahead this year, despite one woman’s efforts to put a...

July 16, 2015

Farmer found guilty of animal cruelty but avoids jail

Farmer found guilty of animal cruelty but avoids jail

A Co. Antrim farmer has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years after he was convicted of three charges of...

May 14, 2015