animal cruelty

Ireland faces decision on whether to ban live hare coursing

Ireland’s parliament, the Dail, will before June debate a Bill aimed at banning the cruel practice of live hare coursing.
If the Bill, proposed by independent members of parliament, is passed, the horrific blood sport in which hares (better known as Jack Rabbits to North Americans) are used as live bait for greyhounds will become illegal and the long suffering Irish Hare will be protected from this organized cruelty.

The ethics of meat eating, by Helen Lobato

My daughter’s been a vegetarian since her early teens. Her reasons are ethical, based on her love of animals. So I was rather surprised that she could watch A Bloody Business, which exposes the brutal killing of cattle in Indonesian abattoirs.