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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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


Jun 23, 2018 Erin SchlinkWe need to do something c
Jun 23, 2018 Kathy FOSTER
Jun 23, 2018 Margo Grice
Jun 23, 2018 Dierdre Kreutz
Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed) This must END OF DISCUSSION !!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 23, 2018 Leigh Curtis
Jun 23, 2018 Simone Mirsaidi
Jun 23, 2018 Crystal Seel Cruel and inhumane
Jun 23, 2018 Ruby Collins Please save these beautiful animals
Jun 23, 2018 Lisa Marnie
Jun 23, 2018 Kimberly Barclay
Jun 23, 2018 Eugeana Carroll STOP KILLING OUR ANIMALS
Jun 23, 2018 Nancy Edwards
Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2018 Wendy Smith Please save and protect these beautiful animals!
Jun 22, 2018 Gayle Channell
Jun 22, 2018 Erin Ball
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Dragana Savov
Jun 22, 2018 Kimberly Wright Animal abusers and murders just need to be removed from this earth!!
Jun 22, 2018 Tricia King
Jun 22, 2018 Agueda Salcedo
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) I thought Ireland was a country that cared for animals. I shall cross them off my list of countries to travel to.
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Lissa Susman Leave the animals the fuk alone
Jun 22, 2018 Jeanetta Walton Learn to Respect Life. God Is Watching All Your Deeds, Think Of That At Nite When Your Alone. Do What's Right.
Jun 22, 2018 Joan Steelhammer
Jun 22, 2018 Renee Chavira
Jun 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) Anyone who is cruel to animals is a psycho! All sadists should be arrested and thrown into a tiny cage for a year with very little food and water. When they start begging for mercy, put them in a smaller cage.
Jun 22, 2018 Carla Newberry
Jun 22, 2018 Jane Tomaselli
Jun 22, 2018 Bridget Danfortb
Jun 22, 2018 Mary Lawler
Jun 22, 2018 Sammy Hartery
Jun 22, 2018 Nancy Sloman
Jun 22, 2018 Shelly Peters
Jun 22, 2018 Leona Buzek
Jun 22, 2018 Cynthia Fuller
Jun 22, 2018 Julia Trilla
Jun 22, 2018 Natalie Wieckowski
Jun 22, 2018 Chi Krumenacher It would seem that after all of the suffering the Irish people hav
Jun 22, 2018 Mary Ellen Gibson
Jun 22, 2018 Tracy Vrba
Jun 22, 2018 Jennifer Nelson
Jun 22, 2018 Dawn Bockman
Jun 22, 2018 Denise Paduano
Jun 22, 2018 Elisha Page
Jun 22, 2018 Roberta Merrill

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