Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hunting dogs 'attacking domestic pets during hunts' - report

Hunting dogs 'attacking domestic pets during hunts' - report

Ireland - A recent series of unprovoked attacks by hunt dogs has left numerous pets around Ireland seriously injured, according to The Irish Council Against Blood Sports.

The council has again called on the Government to ban fox hunts.

A new report by the council features a number of cases where domestic cats and dogs were attacked during hunts, with several being left with horrific injuries.

Aideen Yourell of the council said these incidents were happening far too often.

"The latest incident involved a family pet which was attacked in Coillte woods in Carlow last Sunday. It was an horrific incident where 10 hounds descended on this family and inflicted dreadful injuries on the dog."

- Irish examiner

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