Men charged in connection with Kildare animal death fights

2 Jan

8 men charged with cruelty to animals by allegedly having foxes and dogs fight to the death. We look forward to the day when participation in any form of cruelty to foxes – including foxhunting, cub hunting, terrierwork and digging out – is punishable by law… 

Men charged in connection with Kildare animal death fights
Curragh is venue in alleged fox and dog cruelty
Leinster Leader, 14 December 2018

Eight men have appeared at Naas District Court charged with cruelty to animals by allegedly having foxes and dogs fight to the death at a location on the Curragh.

At the December 13 sitting, one man was charged with an indictable offence and seven others were brought to the court on summary charges.

Dylan Costigan (24) with an address at Skenagun, Castledermot, County Kildare, is charged with hunting foxes in a cruel manner at the Curragh Plain on January 22, 2017.

Garda Sgt Brian Jacob said the State is alleging that Mr Costigan and others were involved in having foxes and dogs fight each other in concrete pipes at the location.

It is alleged that the animals were being forced to fight to the death.

Apart from the Costigan case, Sgt Jacob said the men are to be tried summarily.

They were, allegedly, in breach of Section 12 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013.

The men range in ages from 24 to 48.

Others charged are Conor Hughes (36), 24 Oldcourt Avenue, Bray; Graham Curley (38), 6 Doum Height, Leap, County Cork; Simon Enright (48), Sunset View, Corrin, Leap, County Cork; Keith Ownes (31), Ladystown, Rathvilly, Carlow; Kenneth O’Driscoll (24), 9 Convent Court, Clonakilty, County Cork; Michael Molloy (32), 54 Deerpark, Bray, County Wicklow and Richard Molloy (36), 23 Old Court Park, Bray.
The case has been adjourned by Judge Desmond Zaidan until January 2 for further progress.

https://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/news/353392/men-charged-in-connection-with-kildare-animal-death-fights.html

 

ACTION ALERT 
 
Contact the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and urge him to ban foxhunting, cub hunting, terrierwork and digging out.
 
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie, leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie
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Please sign and share our petition – Ban Blood Sports in Ireland Now
 
Contact the Agriculture Minister now and demand that the exemption for foxhunting is removed from the Animal Health and Welfare Act.
 
Michael Creed TD
Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Email: michael.creed@oir.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
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Appeal to all Irish politicians
 
Please join us in telling the Irish Government that it is now time to ban foxhunting. Contact all your local TDs and urge them to push for a ban on this blood sport. Visit the Oireachtas website for names of TDs and their email addresses http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp?housetype=0&HouseNum=32&disp=mem
 
Write to your TDs at: Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-618 3000 or 1890 337 889. Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics.
 
Keep hunters off your land
 
If you are a landowner, make your land off-limits to hunters. Find out more about how to do this on our Farmers/Landowners Page – http://www.banbloodsports.com/farmers.htm Encourage all land-owning friends and family members in the countryside to show compassion and make their land a haven for wildlife. If hunters are denied access to land, the wildlife will be spared the suffering of cubhunting and foxhunting

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