Animal Welfare

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Animal Welfare

imagesCircus Sea Lions are currently performing in Fingal, home to the ISS, with Duffy’s Circus on tour, notwithstanding Fingal County Council’s  2007 claim to be the 1st council to ban circuses with wildlife.  The ISS is of the view the circus is not a suitable life for a marine mammal, closely confined, travelling and performing and has made Duffys the offer to home or facilitate retiring and rehoming these Sea Lions.
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Agriculture

Feb
2014
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Agriculture/Animal Welfare, Animal Welfare, Dáil Issues

Recent Questions put to the Minister for Agriculture regarding the selling of Irish Forests and Animal Cruelty
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Animal Welfare

by Jamison Maeda

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2014 is the year of the horse. But for many horses, this year will bring torture and an untimely death.

Domesticated horses have been part of human culture since as far back as 4,000 BCE. Any student of history will tell you that horses have been essential to the development of human civilization. They are workers, and companions, and horse assisted therapy has benefited numerous people with physical and mental disabilities. Many cultures consider horses to be intelligent, sensitive creatures, and over 80% of Americans oppose slaughtering horses for food. However, more than 160,000 horses are slaughtered every year for human consumption in Europe and Asia.
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Animal Welfare, Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

Dolphins are considered to be one of the most beautiful and intelligent creatures on Earth, and rightly so. Dolphins live in family groups. The young stay with their mother for up to 8 years. Extensive study has been done on dolphin language and communication and it is believed that they are given names by their mothers which they use to call out to friends and relatives. There have been many accounts of dolphins coming to the aid of other dolphins, helping stranded pilot whales, and even rescuing humans. It is because they are so much like us that dolphins hold a special place in our hearts.
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