This week in Dublin Port, another batch of puppy-farmed puppies were confiscated as they were smuggled out of Ireland to the lucrative UK market.
Greyhound racing in Ireland: a podcast by Pete the Vet | East Coast Radio
I've written and spoken a lot about the greyhound industry in recent weeks, and this podcast is the latest discussion. For those new to this topic, please listen and learn.
Pete’s weekly podcast. Schools are back and the daily routine has changed: for dogs and for people. | East Coast Radio
This is the time of year when children have just gone back to school, students are signing up for college and the daily routine at home is shifted from summer holiday mode to term time activities.
Dog eating in China: why it cannot be ignored. Listen to the podcast | East Coast Radio
The video and photos circulated in recent days have distressed many people, and rightly so.
I’ve been focussing recently on the issue of pedigree animals that are bred to a particular conformation that results in serious health difficulties, with brachycephalic dogs like Pugs being the ..
Greyhound racing: after the ban in NSW, could Ireland and the UK be next? | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
Greyhound racing: is this the beginning of the end?The greyhound racing industry globally is in serious trouble.
Weekly podcast: puppy farming in Ireland in 2016 | East Coast Radio
White fluffy dogs - like the Maltese Terrier in the photo above - are desirable pets.
Bulldogs: a shrinking genetic pool of unhealthy animals? | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
This summer, there has been much discussion about the welfare issues affecting brachycephalic dogs, born without the ability to breathe properly.
When Carol decided she was ready to get a family dog, she did some research to find which type would suit her best.
Animal experimentation in Ireland: is enough being done to replace, reduce and refine the use of laboratory animals? | East Coast Radio
Animal experimentation is a controversial topic.
How will Brexit affect animal welfare in the UK? | The Telegraph
Brexit is going to have a wide impact on the whole of UK society, and animal welfare is no exception.
This week on the Pat Kenny Show (see the foot of this post for the podcast), we discussed the latest stray dog statistics from Ireland's dog pounds, which show a welcome downwards trend.
How can we help Pugs and Bulldogs breathe normally again? | East Coast Radio
The campaign for action to help squashed-nose (brachycephalic) dogs to breathe normally is gaining momentum.
Greyhounds have been popular in Ireland for centuries, as working, racing animals, but in the past couple of decades, they have finally begun to be recognised for their full potential: as intelligent, ..
A new movie - "The Secret Life of Pets" - is about to be released in Ireland, and the good news is that the ISPCA has been chosen as the charity to benefit from fund raisers linked to the movie.
More on brachycephalic dogs: Why don’t we see it as cruelty to allow them to be born this way? | Pat Kenny Show
In this week’s podcast, the main topic of discussion was an ongoing theme for me at the moment: Pugs and other short-nosed dogs that have such severe breathing difficulties that they need surger ..
Dangerous dogs? Can “restricted dog breeds” make good pets? | Pat Kenny Show, TV3
The Irish breed-specific legislation is now internationally recognised as being outdated, unfair, unnecessary and ineffective.
Following up on this week’s theme of discussions about brachycephalic dogs, I’ve written a piece at the Daily Telegraph about how it has almost become “normal” for short-nosed ..