Animal Cruelty

Lincolnshire Trading Standards removes 225 pigs from farm

Lincolnshire Trading Standards removes 225 pigs from farm

Lincolnshire Trading Standards has removed 225 pigs from a farm it deemed to be a high-risk premises. An investigation, warranted...

April 22, 2022

Red Tractor terminates farm’s membership after TV show uncovers abuse

Red Tractor terminates farm’s membership after TV show uncovers abuse

Red Tractor has terminated a farm’s dairy scheme membership following an investigation into footage shown on TV earlier this week....

February 18, 2022

78% of Brits against factory farming for cheaper food

78% of Brits against factory farming for cheaper food

According to a recent poll by YouGov, 78% of British people are opposed to factory farming practises which cause animals...

February 15, 2022

Video: Woman caught kicking and punching horse

Video: Woman caught kicking and punching horse

A video of a woman kicking and punching a horse in public is being shared across social media. Anti-hunting group Hertfordshire...

November 9, 2021

Father and son jailed for ‘shocking’ animal cruelty on Cornwall farm

Father and son jailed for ‘shocking’ animal cruelty on Cornwall farm

A father and son operating a smallholding in Cornwall have been sent to prison for 19 weeks and banned from...

October 29, 2021

Man jailed for neglect of over 200 animals at Surrey farm

Man jailed for neglect of over 200 animals at Surrey farm

A man has been jailed after over 200 animals were found living in poor conditions on a farm in Surrey,...

October 18, 2021

Yorkshire man jailed for 6 breaches of animal protection order

Yorkshire man jailed for 6 breaches of animal protection order

A man who has been found in breach of an animal protection court order six times has been jailed, North...

September 9, 2021

Animal cruelty register petition tabled in the Assembly

Animal cruelty register petition tabled in the Assembly

A petition signed by thousands of people across the island calling for a central register of animal cruelty offenders has...

June 28, 2021

Man arrested after sheep ‘believed to have been killed by crossbow’

Man arrested after sheep ‘believed to have been killed by crossbow’

A man has been arrested and a crossbow recovered after a number of sheep were found dead at a Nottinghamshire...

April 23, 2021

Proposals put forward for all-island animal cruelty register

Proposals put forward for all-island animal cruelty register

Proposals have been floated for an all-island animal cruelty register to crack down on banned animal keepers moving between jurisdictions to...

March 17, 2021

Graphic images: Calves targeted in ‘crossbow attack’

Graphic images: Calves targeted in ‘crossbow attack’

Two calves were repeatedly shot with bolts from a crossbow in a vicious attack over the weekend. Discovered by owner...

June 24, 2019

Farmer disqualified from keeping farmed animals for 12 months

Farmer disqualified from keeping farmed animals for 12 months

A farmer from Co. Antrim has been fined £1,750 and disqualified from keeping all farmed animals for 12 months after...

September 23, 2016

Over 4,000 ‘severe breaches’ of animal welfare rules at UK abattoirs – Report

Over 4,000 ‘severe breaches’ of animal welfare rules at UK abattoirs – Report

There has been more than 4,000 severe breaches of animal welfare regulations in British abattoirs over the past two years, data...

August 31, 2016

Two months in prison for farmer who failed to dispose of carcasses

Two months in prison for farmer who failed to dispose of carcasses

An Enniskillen farmer has received two months imprisonment for causing unnecessary suffering to cattle and failure to dispose of animal carcasses....

June 21, 2016

Video shows shocking cruelty on Canada’s largest dairy farm

Video shows shocking cruelty on Canada’s largest dairy farm

A dairy farm in Canada is facing a raft of animal cruelty charges after an undercover video and subsequent investigation...

March 8, 2016

Tougher sentencing for those found guilty of animal cruelty in the North

Tougher sentencing for those found guilty of animal cruelty in the North

People who are found guilty of animal cruelty in Northern Ireland will now face much tougher penalties under the law....

March 1, 2016

Farmer found guilty of animal cruelty but avoids jail

Farmer found guilty of animal cruelty but avoids jail

A Co. Antrim farmer has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years after he was convicted of three charges of...

May 14, 2015

Lambs die after their ears are cut off in ‘sick’ attack

Lambs die after their ears are cut off in ‘sick’ attack

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in Armagh says that they are investigating after two lambs on a farm...

May 11, 2015