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We need to protect defenceless dogs

Published 12/01/2011 | 08:12

I fully empathise with the sentiments expressed by Ian O'Doherty in his article in last Friday's Irish Independent, "Seriously, when will people learn that a dog's not just for Christmas?"

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Far too many people in this country think a dog is a disposable object, to be used and abused at their whim.

Our legislation to protect Irish animals is so ineffective it might as well be non-existent. Dogs living in appalling and heartbreaking conditions in puppy farms throughout this country are testament to a Government that neither cares nor has the moral decency to do anything to protect these defenceless creatures.

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