Fledgling birds are tougher than they look At this time of year, many compassionate people are desperate to help ‘abandoned’ fledglings – but the RSPB is urging bird lovers to resist the urge to ..
PETA did not say pets don’t like being called “pets”. Podcast with Ivan Yates from Newstalk | Newstalk
A recent story going around the media started with PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
This week on Ireland AM, we discussed the common problem of unwanted dogs being surrendered to pounds and dog rescues.
January is dog-dumping month in Ireland: short podcast | East Coast Radio
This week’s brief podcast covers three topics: the seasonal dumping of unwanted pet dogs into animal rescue centres in Ireland in January, the issue of animal hoarding, and the situation in Aust ..
Sickly dogs are the by-product of the Irish puppy farm system: discussion on RTE’s Claire Byrne Live | RTE
To watch the video of this discussion on puppy farms, click on the play button at the foot of this page.
The reduction in stray dog deaths in Ireland and the lack of enforcement of dog licences. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The latest dog control statistics have just been published, with records from the nationwide network of dog pounds. As usual, these make interesting reading for anyone interested in animal welfare.
Greyhounds make great pets: vet spot on Ireland AM | Ireland AM
On Ireland AM, we discussed greyhounds - talking about the industry in Ireland, as well as focussing on how greyhounds can make fabulous pets. You can watch the video here.
Compassion in World Farming Ireland hosted a demonstration outside the Dail at 1pm on Wednesday 12th June, protesting against the live export of animals from Ireland.
Podcast: Should the online sale of dogs be banned in Ireland? | East Coast Radio
The Irish government is talking about banning the sale of dogs online.
Watch the video here.
Pedigree dogs & Crufts: a lesson in the pros and cons of eugenics. Podcast from Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
The Crufts dog show is taking place this weekend, with the Irish Kennel Club's flagship St Patricks Day show following next week.
With Crufts coming up next week, the issue of pedigree dogs is hitting the headlines again.
The topic of sleep for our pets is often neglected, which is why I'm publishing this thoughtful guest post discussing slumbering pets.
Obesity causes pets to have shorter lives: podcast | East Coast Radio
Two thirds of our pets are overweight or obese, and this seriously affects their quality and length of life. Obesity is a chronic state of inflammation, in pets as in people.
Old dogs being discarded to make space for Christmas pups? The perils of pets as presents. Podcast by Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show
Pets as presents - here's why not. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button below. There are three clear reasons: Animals are sentient creatures and should never be given as gifts.
This week's topic is the complex subject of "animal hoarders". To listen to the podcast click on the link at the foot of this page. Everyone knows an example of this type of individual.
Everyone, surely, must have heard about the hazards of buying a pet online by now.
To watch the video with Pete discussing the horse fair on Ireland AM, follow the link at the foot of this page.