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Our animal shame

THE use of wild animals to entertain in circuses will be outlawed thanks to the recent legalisation passed in the British parliament.

Ireland, of course, lags well behind civilised countries in the field of animal welfare.

Being recognised abroad as the “puppy farm capital of Europe” and the recent worldwide negative press on the plight of Irish horses and greyhounds has done little to contradict our shameful but well-deserved reputation.

Eila Moloney

Limerick city



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