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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


Apr 21, 2018 Stacey Wickens
Apr 21, 2018 Cindy Treiber Demanding rescue and help for the suffering animals
Apr 21, 2018 kim hall
Apr 21, 2018 Audra Aldridge
Apr 21, 2018 Jen Washler
Apr 21, 2018 Candy Poling
Apr 21, 2018 Annie Holstein
Apr 20, 2018 Susan Pratico
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Marcella Smith
Apr 20, 2018 Kathy Schwarz
Apr 20, 2018 Ursula Lewerenz
Apr 20, 2018 Donna Gurney
Apr 20, 2018 Lsura Whitley
Apr 19, 2018 Karen Bennett
Apr 19, 2018 Jennifer Oldham
Apr 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2018 Betül Akıncı
Apr 19, 2018 Jean Yermes STOP
Apr 19, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 19, 2018 Annette Mullins
Apr 19, 2018 Janet Gallagher
Apr 19, 2018 R Tragni
Apr 19, 2018 Connie Scalice
Apr 19, 2018 Maura Casu
Apr 19, 2018 Catherine Kramer Save these animals
Apr 19, 2018 Nicole Levesque
Apr 19, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Apr 19, 2018 Georgia Georgiou
Apr 19, 2018 Robin Pennington
Apr 19, 2018 Carmen Iglesias We are responsible to ensure that all animals and other type of live is healthy and lives a productive joyful live. We are supposed to be the Rational Animals! It is thetefore our Responsibilty!
Apr 18, 2018 Randi Weiss Stop this horrible torture!
Apr 18, 2018 Ellen North Stop the cruelty
Apr 18, 2018 Wendy Ceron
Apr 18, 2018 Kim Beeler
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 Kellie Mack We have to be their voice. This is unacceptable.
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 Rosslynne Todd Disgraceful, disgusting and unnecessary.
Apr 18, 2018 Shawn Lynn-Bequette
Apr 18, 2018 Valerie Reynolds
Apr 18, 2018 Maria Serras
Apr 18, 2018 Marsha Sullivan We need to fight for these animals they need justice these people need to be thrown in jail never have animals again this is Horrible
Apr 18, 2018 Leea Grieve PLEASE PUNISH ALL WHO HARM AND KILL THESE ANIMALS.
Apr 18, 2018 Lynne Roller
Apr 18, 2018 Sally Anderson
Apr 18, 2018 Carolyn Gillham Please bring justic for these poor animals. These Killing Fields should not exist. Please have a heart. This is so inhumane. God bless these poor animals.
Apr 18, 2018 Linda BoganWilson
Apr 18, 2018 Whitney Hendrix
Apr 18, 2018 Carol FLANERY

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