Friday 20 January 2017

Double standards on animal treatment fails Gandhi's test

Published 22/07/2011 | 05:00

I never cease to be amazed at our treatment of animals. We had a heart-warming scene the other day involving the rescue of a kitten from the M50 motorway.

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Gardai and the DSPCA acted with great skill to ensure 'Freeway' was safe. Days before that, a homeless man jumped into the Liffey to save his rabbit "Barney".

Meanwhile, Minister Jimmy Deenihan is considering whether to grant a license to the country's coursing clubs. If they get the green light, up to 7,000 hares will be subjected to the cruelty of enclosed hare coursing.

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