A couple of subjects were discussed on East Coast FM this week:First, there's a sad greyhound story in the news about former racing dogs being killed by a blunt blow to the head and then dumped - in Limerick.
A remarkable news story today, with an elephant escaping from a circus in Cork, and running off down busy streets. Read the story and watch the video here.
Vet radio discussion: a roaming dog and the debate on fur farming | East Coast Radio
In this week's audio clip, I discuss a problem that a listener has because she can't keep her dog fenced in, and she lives in the countryside.
Radio vet: Crufts controversies, dogs with dry coats & dogs that roll in smelly stuff | East Coast Radio
Listen to my weekly podcast, recorded with Declan Meehan of East Coast FM.
Crufts – was it right to disqualify those Best of Breed dogs? | The Telegraph
(pic shows judging of some of the Bulldogs at Crufts) I’m surprised that the disqualification of six “Best of Breed” dogs (Bulldog, Peke, Clumber Spaniel, Mastiff, Neopolitan Mastiff ..
Scratching with the front feet is a territorial instinct by which cats place their mark and establish their turf. Through scratching, cats mark their domains in two ways: Visible signs of claw marks.
East Coast FM radio discussion: is it time to ban mink farming in Ireland? | East Coast Radio
Mink farming was banned over a decade ago in the UK.
There is still no legislation to control the commercial breeding of dogs in Ireland - so the country is still the "puppy farm capital" of Europe.
Colette O’Toole Co Wicklow has many animal friends: for starters, meet Sugar, Bibi and Puddle the Jack Russell Terriers, Flora and Bella the Labradors, and Kanga the Springer Spaniel.
Marina Fiddler lives in the heart of Connemara, and she's recently got together with a friend to establish an animal welfare group to deal with the local stray dog problem.
Eddie Drew of Copsewood Farm, Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow has an eleven-year-old gander called Gilbert.
Many kittens are born in the later summer, going to their new homes in the autumn i. e. around now.
The RSPCA is calling upon clergy to celebrate animal services with renewed focus this October following a new Church of England initiative to make 'Time for God's Creation'.
Elena Tabuada from Granada, Spain looks after group of around a dozen cats. She feeds them but she isn’t their “owner”.
I have been campaigning against puppy farming for many years in Ireland. I came across this video, and decided to put it here.
Bray, the small town in Ireland that is my home, has its own resident flock of swans - around fifty of them live in the local harbour, and they are a popular draw to visitors.