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4 charged as 38 dogs held in inhumane conditions in Citywest apartment

  • 30-03-2023 1:48pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,547 ✭✭✭

    What do you even say about something like this?

    Why does this sort of carry on towards animals in general and dogs in particular seem so prevailant in this country compared to the UK and mainland Europe? Is our legislation weaker in this area than our neighbour's? How many more stories like this are going to have to come out before people cop onto themselves, stop buying puppies from toerags and psychopaths like the ones this story is about and go to a rescue if they want a dog?


  • Registered Users Posts: 862 ✭✭✭redlough

    Puppy farms are very common across the UK. Europe I have no idea.

    Why does it happen in Ireland? well people have no problem going out and spending thousands on a designer dog, or what they think is an designer dog for no reason apart to show off to the neighbours.

    As you say the dog kennels are full of great dogs but people will not rescue them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,191 ✭✭✭Oscar_Madison

    Theres obviously enough people buying “designer” or “in demand” dogs that keeps these places in business both here and UK- the breeders are one class of dick but the buyers have equal levels of dickness within their selfish minds- there have been enough tv and newspaper stories through the years about such businesses - ignorance of the issue is no excuse at this stage-the buyers know damned well what they’re doing- it’s just pure greed on behalf of both sellers and buyers

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    some people buy dogs for image more so than company or animal welfare. These people need to be euthanised

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,191 ✭✭✭Oscar_Madison

    Anyone know what sort of sentences are in place these days for animal cruelty? Is it still essentially a slap on the wrist compared to the money they would have made from illegal breeding or have the penalties stiffened in recent years?

    Hope they all get locked up in a sh1t hole cage similar to the ones they’ve used on their own animals.

  • Registered Users Posts: 862 ✭✭✭redlough

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  • Registered Users Posts: 862 ✭✭✭redlough

    I met a guy once who was "breeding dogs"....friend of a friend type thing at a party, as the pints started to flow he started to tell us more about his "best of breed"

    More or less buying any dog up that was cross etc and he had a contact to run papers etc. SO people buying dogs for hundreds if not thousands and it was a cross dog with dodgy papers. This is going on all the time and these puppy farms are full of it

    In reality a lot of the dogs which are full breed are riddled with issues because they are so inbred. They will end up costing a fortune in vet bills etc

  • Registered Users Posts: 749 ✭✭✭I.R.Y.E.D

    Slap on the wrist really, take the example of the guy who smashed his dog to death in a park a few years ago.

    The legal costs for county councils to bring cases against people for dog control issues and cruelty are far higher than the fines handed out, if of course the judge finds in their favour. Hence why Revenue often cause the most damage to these types of breader as they are in the main not tax compliant.