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Call for Chief Justice of Ireland and the An Garda Síochána Commissioner (the head of Ireland's National Police Service) to prosecute those who have abandoned dead and injured animals in "The Killing Fields" of West Dublin.

Dogs, cats, goats, and countless horses have been slaughtered or left to die on 80 acres of land owned by the Irish National Asset Management Agency [1]. Reports of animals being beaten and ruthlessly tortured by teenagers and adults have been met with little action from local authorities.

Even after the perpetrators of a pygmy goat slaughter were outright identified by parts of the motorbike they used to run the animals over in 2015, no recriminations followed [1].

The land was once designated for a housing development, which has since stalled, leaving the future ownership of the property in question [2]. Since then, abandoned animals have populated the property. And, while some animal advocacy groups have attempted to care for the abandoned animals, they haven't been able to curb the violent incidents of animal cruelty that happen almost daily.

The South Dublin County Council has asked for the help of the Dublin City Council in forming a horse welfare working group [3], but a group of caring volunteers has little power to prosecute those guilty of animal cruelty.

Ireland's animal cruelty laws once dated back to 1876 [4] before they were supplemented in 2014 [5], and have been criticized for being too lax. While cases of horse neglect and starvation originating from local farms have been brought to the court system, individual events of cruelty like those reported in the Killing Fields are rarely investigated.

In order for this killing to stop, law enforcement authorities in West Dublin must enforce current animal cruelty laws and follow up on reports of torture.

Stand by the horses of Ireland, and demand their protection today!

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Dear Chief Justice of Ireland Susan Denham and the An Garda Síochána Commissioner,

The torture and killing of horses that you've allowed to take place in West Dublin must stop today. I demand that you enforce Ireland's animal cruelty laws on the 80 acres of NAMA land known as the "Killing Fields," and prosecute those guilty of harming horses there.

Dogs, cats, goats, and countless horses have been slaughtered or left to die on this 80 acres of land owned by the Irish National Asset Management Agency. They've been beaten and ruthlessly tortured by teenagers and adults, none who have faced prosecution.

Even after the perpetrators of a pygmy goat slaughter were outright identified by parts of the motorbike they used to run them over in 2015, no recriminations followed.

The South Dublin County Council has gone so far as to ask for the help of the Dublin City Council in forming a horse welfare working group, but a group of caring volunteers has little power to prosecute those guilty of animal cruelty.

The animal cruelty laws put forth in 2014 are clear, and the gross violation of those laws in the Killing Fields can no longer be ignored, or tolerated. I demand you put an end to this killing today!

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Feb 25, 2018 Caroline Debaille
Feb 25, 2018 KAREN WASSING
Feb 25, 2018 chantal van beveren
Feb 25, 2018 Lorraine Greyvenstein
Feb 25, 2018 Kathy Clobridge
Feb 25, 2018 ALLISON PETZKO
Feb 25, 2018 Virginia Blankenship
Feb 25, 2018 Janine Sanders
Feb 25, 2018 Adelina Jaudal
Feb 25, 2018 Marla Williams
Feb 25, 2018 Martha Goldbach
Feb 24, 2018 Deb Williamson
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Feb 24, 2018 John Hwang
Feb 24, 2018 Mary Bissell
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Feb 24, 2018 Anne Bell
Feb 24, 2018 sarah miranda
Feb 24, 2018 Julie Dewald
Feb 24, 2018 Ann Ramsey
Feb 24, 2018 L Mantei
Feb 24, 2018 annie coustaty
Feb 24, 2018 Hilda Cannella
Feb 24, 2018 jude lotz
Feb 24, 2018 Lori Leibensperger
Feb 24, 2018 Tamara Weatherly
Feb 24, 2018 Patricia wiedemann
Feb 24, 2018 Kellee Rumrill
Feb 24, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2018 Martha Soto
Feb 24, 2018 Elisa Leflore
Feb 24, 2018 Grace Mirza This is cowardly and outrageous. Stop allowing the indiscriminate slaughtering of defenseless animals!
Feb 24, 2018 Donna Babao
Feb 24, 2018 Sarah Gavison
Feb 23, 2018 Lenita Norton
Feb 23, 2018 Katie Efthymiou
Feb 23, 2018 Kaiching Yang ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) wrote that "We owe the animals not mercy but justice..."
Feb 23, 2018 Lindsey Sutherlin
Feb 23, 2018 A Martin
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Feb 23, 2018 Martha Soto
Feb 23, 2018 Roxanne Donohue
Feb 23, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Feb 23, 2018 Kashmir Bains
Feb 23, 2018 patricia gregory
Feb 23, 2018 Miriam Feehily
Feb 23, 2018 Dorothy Davies

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