Archive for the ‘Animal Welfare’ Category
To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question Number 255 of 25 June 2015, the action, if any she has taken since June 2015 to stop bait digging on Bull Island, a practice described by naturalists as inconsistent with the Nature Reserve status of the island and which is having a negative impact on birds on the mudflats.
by Jamison Maeda
Canada is set to start what can only be described as insanity- the slaughter of up to 450,000 seals.
Though the 2016 seal hunt is expected to kill far less than the quota, Canada’s annual seal hunt has claimed the lives of more than 2 million seals in the last 14 years. It is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. And not only is the seal slaughter staggeringly inhumane and highly controversial, the commercial seal industry is in no way profitable.
Clare seeks stiffer penalties for those involved in animal cruelty in light of the increasingly frequent reports of barbarous occurrences around the country.
To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine given frequent and increasing reports of instances of animal cruelty, his plans to introduce stiffer penalties for those convicted of such offences…
– Clare Daly.