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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 19, 2018 Eun-Gyu Lee
Feb 19, 2018 Murielle Depuille
Feb 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2018 Angela Laurito
Feb 18, 2018 Adele Powers
Feb 18, 2018 Brenda Hartman
Feb 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2018 Stacey McRae Why the hell do you people need to be forced to do what you should already know is the RIGHT thing???
Feb 18, 2018 Sharon Austria
Feb 18, 2018 Frank Puglis
Feb 18, 2018 dixie belford Don't turn you
Feb 18, 2018 Diane Berliner
Feb 18, 2018 Connie Bland
Feb 18, 2018 Amy Biggs
Feb 18, 2018 Catherine Kellaway
Feb 18, 2018 Stacy Harris
Feb 18, 2018 Betty Burdge Plz quit killing the horses
Feb 18, 2018 LINDA MILLER This is truly horrible and must be stopped.
Feb 18, 2018 Miriam Navarro
Feb 18, 2018 Louise Close
Feb 18, 2018 Donna Noonan
Feb 18, 2018 Trish Kecskes
Feb 18, 2018 Carin Thompson
Feb 18, 2018 James Sorrells
Feb 18, 2018 Sandra Couch
Feb 18, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Feb 18, 2018 J Varcoe
Feb 18, 2018 CHERYL DYCK
Feb 18, 2018 Pui Hang Miles
Feb 18, 2018 Donna Smith
Feb 18, 2018 Michele Villeneuve
Feb 18, 2018 Patti Barnes 😡😡😡😡
Feb 18, 2018 Louisa Helsby
Feb 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2018 Linda Hudson Slaughtering or leaving these animals to die is unconscionable. Instead of slaughtering or leaving these animals to die you need to find homes or sanctuaries for these animals.
Feb 18, 2018 Veronica Freire
Feb 18, 2018 Carlene Krogh
Feb 18, 2018 Nicki Stoneman Hell is waiting for these demon's!
Feb 18, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Feb 18, 2018 Valerie Sanderson
Feb 18, 2018 Colleen Johnson
Feb 18, 2018 Stephanie Preedy Please help these beautiful horses that have tirelessly worked all their lives for us! This abuse and neglect is horrific and unacceptable!
Feb 18, 2018 Stephanie Osagiede
Feb 18, 2018 Jim Quinn
Feb 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2018 Aida Projain
Feb 18, 2018 Serina King
Feb 18, 2018 Jacky Westoby How do you people sleep at night? Seriously?
Feb 18, 2018 Francesca Nicoletti
Feb 18, 2018 Anne-Marie Hewitt

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