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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


May 23, 2018 Pat Duncan This is horribly cruel and needs to stop!!
May 23, 2018 Jennifer Lacey you know if they do that to animals people are next
May 23, 2018 Brent Pennell
May 23, 2018 Kathleen Brady
May 23, 2018 Lynh T
May 23, 2018 Wannetta Benton
May 23, 2018 Nora Geraghty why....explain why our animals need to suffer or be treated as though their lives don't matter
May 23, 2018 Gail Atkinson
May 23, 2018 Linda Scott
May 23, 2018 Dominique Mall
May 23, 2018 Erin Kennedy How Dare You Allow the Abandonment and Slow Agonising Starvation Death of Horses Without Intervening in Time!!!!
May 23, 2018 Sara Fosmire
May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 Carrie Hickman
May 23, 2018 Cheryl Greathouse
May 23, 2018 Candas Mcginty
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 Deni Oli
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 Maggi Miller
May 22, 2018 Stephanie Stapleton Please stop this injustice....
May 22, 2018 annah jetha
May 22, 2018 Vicki Hallstrom
May 22, 2018 Alice Dodge
May 22, 2018 Jeanette Griffin I don't care what country it is animal abuse is animal abuse. These acts are extremely inhumane and should be made illegal by their government. As humans we are given the gift of a conscience and understanding right from wrong and this is very wrong.
May 22, 2018 Tricia Fahrner
May 22, 2018 Lynn Spoden
May 22, 2018 Melissa Delia
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Jomarie Minton
May 21, 2018 Nanci Gabbard
May 21, 2018 Penelope DeCoster
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed) Please stop this!
May 21, 2018 Nicole Martin
May 21, 2018 Lizette Fisher
May 21, 2018 Elizabeth Nolette
May 21, 2018 Jenifer Brock
May 21, 2018 Susannah Peskin
May 21, 2018 Lynn Finnerty Save the horses! And all other animals too!
May 21, 2018 Carna Yipe
May 21, 2018 Carole Johnson
May 21, 2018 Lynn Quillen Evil to the core! Crimes against God's creation! If the powers that be don'the end this and hold these monsters accountable, then THEY should be considered partners in crime and also held accountable. Shameful !
May 21, 2018 Lisa Lawson
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 debbie williams
May 21, 2018 Debi Lezark
May 21, 2018 Jendy Reynoso
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Alice URBAN Horses and other animals deserve to not be tortured and killed!

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