The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has criticised French handlers who were filmed allegedly abusing Irish cattle in Cherbourg.
Wed, 08 May, 2019
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is “stretched to breaking point” due to the volume of animal cruelty reports it is receiving.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2018
A report from the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has revealed that they got more than 16,000 calls to their National Animal Cruelty Helpline last year.
Tue, 07 Mar, 2017
Sat, 26 Nov, 2016
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) seized 1,100 animals following calls to its cruelty helpline last year, according to its annual report.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2016
An animal charity has released a shocking video and photographs of a woman, violently kicking a dog to highlight the aftermath of cruelty they deal with, all too frequently.
Tue, 29 Dec, 2015
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
Many cases of animal cruelty, including domestic pets, were due to owners’ ignorance, it has been claimed.
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015
Fewer dogs are being euthanised, but the country still has to deal with its huge canine overpopulation problem, according to a national animal welfare organisation.
Fri, 29 May, 2015
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has been forced to put down a buzzard that was found shot and badly injured in County Westmeath.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has launched a nationwide campaign to discourage tail docking after it became an offence under recent legislation.
Sun, 23 Nov, 2014
Don’t worry, he's alright now.
Tue, 11 Nov, 2014
The Cork family of four-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier ’Irek’ were devastated when he went missing last week, and after five days of looking they had almost given up hope.
Tue, 11 Nov, 2014
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has warned pet owners to take especial care of their animals this Halloween as they may be frightened by the noise of fireworks.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
Animal welfare campaigners have warned of a growing problem of horses being abandoned on public and private property and left to fend for themselves.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2014
For people who love animals but don’t want the commitment involved in having a full-time pet, fostering can be a win-win option, writes Georgina O’Halloran.
Mon, 21 Apr, 2014
Wed, 19 Mar, 2014
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is appealing for information after a pair of puppies was left to die at the side of a road.
Mon, 10 Mar, 2014
The number of abandoned and stray horses slaughtered by local authorities increased by over one third last year to more than 2,100 animals.
Mon, 11 Nov, 2013
RELEASING a basket of beautiful white doves symbolises the love, peace and permanence of a couple’s union and their heartfelt wedding vows — but the picturesque ritual has a secret underbelly of exploitation and cruelty. Because, once released in a spectacular cloud of white feathers, some of these birds don’t, as expected, fly straight back to their owners.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2013
The country’s main farming organisation has called on the Government to provide financial assistance to horse owners to tackle the growing problem of unwanted horses.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2013
Thu, 17 Jan, 2013
Animal welfare groups have urged compulsory microchipping to protect dogs, writes Georgina O’Halloran
Thu, 20 Dec, 2012
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is calling for a complete ban on the practice of sulky road racing - a tradition of racing young horses and ponies on roads and other rough terrrain.
Wed, 15 Aug, 2012
Travellers videoed racing ponies through traffic on a busy main road in Co Cork are likely to be prosecuted, Garda sources have said.
Thu, 10 May, 2012
Gardaí in Cork are understood to be ready to make further arrests in relation to a serious incident which occurred on the main Cork to Mallow road last Saturday.
Thu, 10 May, 2012
MANY horses, ponies, donkeys and foals will starve and die this winter due to neglect, according to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA).
Thu, 15 Dec, 2011
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is appealing to the public to help it look after abandoned and starving horses and ponies this Christmas.
Tue, 29 Nov, 2011
HORSE SPORT IRELAND is again putting up a prizefund of €75,500 for its Irish Sport Horse Studbook Show Jumping Series.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2011
SEVEN horses surrendered yesterday under Cork city’s first “horse amnesty” will probably be put down.
Fri, 11 Mar, 2011
THE first nations cup of the season and Robert Splaine is on a scouting mission.
Fri, 04 Mar, 2011
SHOW jumper Denis Lynch has made progress in resolving his difference with Irish show jumping team manager Robert Splaine and Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) following a meeting on Monday.
Wed, 02 Mar, 2011
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is warning that the practice of badger-baiting is on the rise.
Mon, 21 Feb, 2011
GARDAÍ have described as ‘sickening’ and ‘deplorable’ a daylight attack in which a public official was dragged from his van and hospitalised due to injuries sustained in an assault.
Mon, 27 Dec, 2010
Thu, 23 Dec, 2010
A WORKING group has been set up to devise an apt industry response to a recently published report on horse welfare by University College Dublin.
Fri, 06 Aug, 2010
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has reported a massive jump in calls to its helpline.
Sun, 18 Apr, 2010
FOUR horses starved to death on an abandoned golf course near Cork city.
Wed, 20 Jan, 2010
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has today called on pet owners to be particularly vigilant of their animals during the current cold snap.
Sun, 10 Jan, 2010
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has appealed to people not to give puppies as Christmas gifts this year.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2009
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is urging people to bring their pets indoors early tonight.
Sat, 31 Oct, 2009
A JUDGE, shocked by horrific images of livestock cruelty, was yesterday asked to impose a lifetime ban on a farmer from herding animals.
Thu, 22 Jan, 2009
DRIVERS on the road through Kilmacanogue thought they were going bananas.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2008