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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


Jan 16, 2018 Peggy Huff
Jan 16, 2018 Megan Hargan
Jan 16, 2018 Pat Meier
Jan 16, 2018 Nicole Goberdhan
Jan 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 16, 2018 candice Anglin
Jan 16, 2018 Cheryl Honeycutt The torture and killing of horses left to die on this 80 acres of land owned by the Irish Asset and management Agency, in West Dublin MUST STOP!
Jan 16, 2018 NADINE SCHLAGK
Jan 16, 2018 barbara stewart
Jan 16, 2018 Diane Anderson
Jan 16, 2018 Lisa Tucker
Jan 16, 2018 judy carey
Jan 16, 2018 Kimmi Jacqualin Romack
Jan 15, 2018 Barbara Miller
Jan 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 15, 2018 Catherine Slay I dispise animal cruelty!!!
Jan 15, 2018 Penny Knauss
Jan 15, 2018 Randi Vincent
Jan 15, 2018 Sabdy Moyer
Jan 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 15, 2018 Dawn Franklin
Jan 15, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop the killing of these horses and all animals . Enforce Ireland. Animals cruelty laws
Jan 15, 2018 Jimmie Owen
Jan 15, 2018 Linda LaManna
Jan 15, 2018 Jamie Monville
Jan 15, 2018 (Name not displayed) This cruelty needs to stop and the people who done this needs to be punished severely.
Jan 15, 2018 Michele Bowie
Jan 15, 2018 Kelly Martin
Jan 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 15, 2018 Brigitte Hecht
Jan 15, 2018 candida mestayer Please stop this heartless and inhumane behavior immediately. Please prosecute those who feel it's acceptable to beat, torture or slaughter these animals. We are better than this...
Jan 15, 2018 Sonya Smith
Jan 15, 2018 Kim Misso
Jan 15, 2018 Kristi Robinson Sick ppl need beat themselves. What kind of government allows this to go on without harsh punishment?
Jan 15, 2018 Sherri Carbonneau
Jan 15, 2018 Donna Brown
Jan 15, 2018 Terrie T Decker WHY would you let this go on?????? You know some of the perpetrators -- do your job and show them who's boss and that laws will be enforced!
Jan 15, 2018 Brenda Williams
Jan 15, 2018 Tracey Apgar
Jan 15, 2018 Lyndsy Boone
Jan 15, 2018 Maria Hornbuckle
Jan 15, 2018 Susan Rich
Jan 15, 2018 Sabina Gilbert
Jan 15, 2018 Jen Day
Jan 15, 2018 lynn jones
Jan 15, 2018 myrna shivley HELP IS NEEDED
Jan 15, 2018 Kathryn Miller
Jan 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 14, 2018 debbie Thorn
Jan 14, 2018 Lauren Abrahamson

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