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Connolly demands 'immediate clean-up' of Slaughterhouse River

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An "immediate clean-up" must be carried out at Slaughterhouse River, with one city councillor saying it was "difficult to conceive how such an amount of rubbish has been allowed to build up at this point".

Supermac’s to spend up to €7 million on Irish poultry in 2017

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Supermac’s has announced that it is on target to spend upwards of €7 million on Irish poultry this year. The spend represents a significant investment in the poultry sector by the company. The good news for Irish chicken farmers is that it is expected that the figures will increase again next year, according to the family restaurants group M.D, Pat McDonagh.

Animal rights group to protest next council meeting

A Mayo based animal rights group, People Against Cruelty to Animals (PACA) is planning a protest outside the Mayo County Council offices in Castlebar on Monday May 9 at 3pm. The protest will coincide with the monthly meeting of Mayo County Council. The group intends to highlight the practice of animal testing at the Charles Rivers laboratories, Bellagelly South, Glenamoy, Ballina. The group has contacted all 30 county councillors and the board members of Mayo County Council via email asking to have the licence for the premises revoked.

Councillors supportive of helping MADRA reduce the number of dogs being put down in the city

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An appeal by Galway based dog rescue and adoption group MADRA for €10,000 in funding from Galway City Council has got a positive reaction from councillors. The local authority is also to investigate the possibility of giving further financial aid to the organisation in the years ahead.

Animal welfare funding announced for five Mayo organisations

Five animal welfare organisiations got a boost this week with the announcement of €47,600 in Government funding for their services.

Seven pups rescued after ‘cruel’ tail docking

A Mayo SPCA volunteer has warned dog owners and breeders that the practice of ‘tail docking’ is now illegal and the animal welfare charity will be reporting any incidents it comes across to the gardaí.

Time we stood up for the performing animals who stood up for us

I loved the circus, really loved it. As a kid, it was one of the few flashes of true colour that came through in a life decidedly lived in black and white. They'd arrive in the Green a few hundred yards behind our house and from early morning, the ping ping ping of the tent pegs being hammered into the soft ground would shatter through the morning silence. By the time we'd come home from school for lunch, the tent flags would flutter above the trees and for a day or two, a little bit of magic would light up the dullness of the town. In some ways, the arrival of the circus was better than the circus itself.

Compulsory microchipping of dogs to be introduced soon, says Walsh

Legislation providing for compulsory microchipping of dogs is expected to be published shortly.

New year funding for local animal welfare groups

Four local animal care and welfare organisations have been awarded funding towards their services for 2014.

Warm welcome from politicians for animal welfare funding

There was a strong welcome from a number of politicians for funding for four animal welfare groups in the county which was announced this week. Michelle Mulherin TD said: “I am delighted that the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Deputy Simon Coveney, has confirmed that his Department has awarded funding totalling €46,400 to Mayo-based animal welfare organisations. The successful organisations are the North West SPCA, which was awarded €26,600, Mayo Animal Welfare, awarded €3,000, Mayo SPCA €9,800, and Ainmhithe Animal Rescue, which was awarded €7,000. These are the foremost west of Ireland-based organisations delivering animal care and welfare services and their importance is recognised by today’s decision.”

 

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