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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


Aug 16, 2018 shiping zhang
Aug 16, 2018 Heidi Siebens
Aug 16, 2018 Tiia Pitkänen
Aug 15, 2018 k Van loon
Aug 14, 2018 Diane Krawec
Aug 14, 2018 Lourdes Acevedo
Aug 14, 2018 karen wood
Aug 14, 2018 Alice Elissen
Aug 13, 2018 angelique de quillettes
Aug 13, 2018 Victoria Bender
Aug 13, 2018 Anne Wolfenbarger
Aug 13, 2018 Maureen McCoy
Aug 13, 2018 Debbie Christner
Aug 13, 2018 Dilhara Soyza
Aug 13, 2018 Sheila Ward
Aug 13, 2018 Shelley Reagan
Aug 13, 2018 Stéphanie MONCADE
Aug 13, 2018 Elaine Coburn Until we extend the circle of compassion to all living things, we will not ourselves find peace. ALBERT SCHWEITZER
Aug 13, 2018 Robert Stroud
Aug 13, 2018 Paul Foulger
Aug 13, 2018 Lori Huotari
Aug 13, 2018 Ellen Dexter
Aug 13, 2018 Patricia Delaney
Aug 13, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Aug 13, 2018 Ursula Bayer
Aug 13, 2018 Heather Alexander
Aug 13, 2018 Betty Lininger
Aug 13, 2018 Jackie Murphy Get a grip you are meant to be a civilised society. Start acting like one.
Aug 13, 2018 jayne digiovanni
Aug 12, 2018 William Batt
Aug 11, 2018 Marlena Lovewell
Aug 10, 2018 BARBARA CONSOLO
Aug 10, 2018 Victoria Powers
Aug 10, 2018 natasha damien
Aug 7, 2018 Carla Miranda
Aug 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2018 melody ragland
Aug 5, 2018 STEVE TARDIF
Aug 4, 2018 Marcelo Gusmao
Aug 4, 2018 Alicyn Rivera
Aug 4, 2018 Chelsea Rivera
Aug 4, 2018 Susan Palmer
Aug 3, 2018 Anita Sutton
Aug 3, 2018 Pam Warren
Aug 2, 2018 Rod Sutton
Aug 2, 2018 Margarida Valadao
Aug 1, 2018 Linda Drossos I cannot believe you have allowed these tortures and killings of these innocent animals to occur without punishing the perpetrators! Stop the inhumanity against these poor animals! Shame!
Aug 1, 2018 Lynne potts
Jul 31, 2018 Carolyn Smith
Jul 31, 2018 Camille Clarke

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