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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


Jun 18, 2018 Sandra Underwood
Jun 18, 2018 Mary Boykin
Jun 18, 2018 Mary Zarenski
Jun 18, 2018 B Liberato
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) The torture and killing of innocent animals, as with humans, should be outlawed. Cruelty should be NOT ALLOWED Anywhere.
Jun 18, 2018 Unique Johnson-Sanchez
Jun 18, 2018 Patricia Stone
Jun 18, 2018 Maria Mora Please let live animals
Jun 18, 2018 Marie Wallace
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Valerie Bay Ireland is a loved civilized nation...protect animals and prosecute the fools that torture them...it is the right thing to do!
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Ellen Porter
Jun 18, 2018 Laura Harbour Disgraceful!
Jun 18, 2018 Patrick Armstrong It is so saddening that our human race can be so horrible. Animals are defenseless.
Jun 18, 2018 Julianne Compere You make me sick! You WILL Reap what you have down!
Jun 18, 2018 Sharon Hall-Moore
Jun 18, 2018 Jessica Pliska
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 enid mendez
Jun 18, 2018 Diane Hightree
Jun 18, 2018 Jackie Giardino
Jun 18, 2018 cynthia yergeau
Jun 18, 2018 Jennifer Brusca We cannot standby and let this inhumane act continue. I, for one, am disappointed that this would allow to continue. These heartless people must be persecuted before they more on to killing humans.
Jun 18, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 18, 2018 Cindy Renfroe
Jun 18, 2018 Monica Schmidt Didn't think the Irish were like that with their animals, very upset and angry..
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2018 Christine Foster
Jun 18, 2018 Vicki Hines
Jun 18, 2018 Susan Dolan
Jun 18, 2018 Teresa Tonnemaker
Jun 18, 2018 Miriam Yagy Disgusting
Jun 18, 2018 Emerjorie Saucedo
Jun 18, 2018 Teri Tosdale
Jun 18, 2018 Monique Guggino
Jun 18, 2018 Nancy Cox
Jun 18, 2018 Jacqueline Trease
Jun 18, 2018 Carrie Petrunich
Jun 18, 2018 Ann Walsh
Jun 18, 2018 Lynn Algeri
Jun 18, 2018 Kelly Reid No animal should be abused, neglected or mistreated. People are meant to care for animals, not harm them
Jun 18, 2018 Sharon Harris
Jun 18, 2018 Pauline Lanni
Jun 18, 2018 Anne Hudson The way you treat animals is related to the way you treat people.
Jun 18, 2018 Kim Waterson
Jun 18, 2018 Marcia Godich
Jun 17, 2018 Lisadawn Marble
Jun 17, 2018 Debra Rodriguez
Jun 17, 2018 Pat Mojarro Makes me ashamed to be Irish.

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