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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


Jul 17, 2018 Joyce Gladle 255 characters are not needed. This is simply disgusting -- any where, any reason. Come on, Ireland, are you still barbaric tribes??? Do something to STOP this!!!!!!!
Jul 17, 2018 Jill Cochran
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 Deja Brown
Jul 17, 2018 Peh Morgan The animals of Ireland should not be killed because of their owners lack of responsibility. I say exterminate the owners who left them alone!!!!
Jul 17, 2018 Diane Kehoe My family came to Canada from Ireland six generations ago. Many of us have been involved with breeding, raising and training horses. I have been horrified to hear that in Ireland horses are being mistreated and killed. This kind of cruelty should end now!
Jul 17, 2018 Pat Nash Help the animals humanely!
Jul 17, 2018 William Ronald
Jul 17, 2018 David Sickles
Jul 17, 2018 Sharon Tritt
Jul 17, 2018 Brandi Capozzi
Jul 17, 2018 Lauren Kogen
Jul 17, 2018 Margaret Kennedy-Ross
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) This is an abomination, not just to horses but to goats, cats, dogs, and any of the poor abandoned creatures. I will not be spending any money in Ireland or on Irish products until this ends.
Jul 17, 2018 Leesa Wheeler
Jul 17, 2018 Chris McDougall
Jul 17, 2018 Candice C
Jul 17, 2018 Beth McCabe
Jul 17, 2018 Jennifer Rathburn
Jul 17, 2018 Marla Welch
Jul 17, 2018 Marian Havkl
Jul 17, 2018 Michelle McNeely
Jul 17, 2018 VALERY ALLISON
Jul 17, 2018 Laura Shelton I am thoroughly appalled and disgusted that the Irish government would allow this abuse and killing of innocent animals!!!! Animal abuse, cruelty, torture and killing WON'T be tolerated!! Put strict enforcement and punish ALL abusers to extent of law!!!
Jul 17, 2018 Peter Fell
Jul 17, 2018 Edon Copparini
Jul 17, 2018 Debbie Payne
Jul 17, 2018 Joyce Frievalt
Jul 17, 2018 Karen Moore
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 jane winters Makes me ashamed if my irish heritage -- horribly sad, and so very wrong -- Shame on you Ireland !
Jul 17, 2018 Stephanie Humbaugh
Jul 17, 2018 karen Moulder
Jul 17, 2018 Kathleen Alwell
Jul 17, 2018 Rosanne Fischer The sociopaths who abuse animals and murder them for fun must be jailed. They have NO regard for others' lives and will continue their sadistic behavior at whim. They have NO conscience.
Jul 17, 2018 Marty Ireland
Jul 17, 2018 Nola Hall
Jul 17, 2018 Ingeborg Perner
Jul 17, 2018 Marlene Jacques
Jul 17, 2018 charlene moore
Jul 17, 2018 Davina Gilligan
Jul 17, 2018 MELISSA WILLIAMS
Jul 17, 2018 Megan Pearlman
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed) I'll never understand the inhumane treatment of animals of any kind. They are here for us to enjoy the least we can do is protect them
Jul 17, 2018 Linda Dills
Jul 17, 2018 Paula Mattila
Jul 17, 2018 Joanne Wrigley
Jul 17, 2018 Arthur Wagner
Jul 17, 2018 Brenda Mason Animal protection should be a large part of police duties. Where are your animal welfare agencies? Why would you allow this to happen. Arrest and punish the scalawags who do these horrid acts.

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