Gardai investigating horrific video showing dogs attacking sheep in Clonmel

8 Jan
Horrific video has emerged showing dogs attacking a sheep in a field in Clonmel, County Tipperary. According to Action For Animal Welfare Ireland, which uploaded a copy of the video to Facebook, the unleashing of greyhounds, lurchers, patterdale terriers and whippets to attack animals in the area is a regular occurrence. A spokesperson stated that stolen cats and dogs are also among the victims and that the pets are being “used as bait to make the hunting dogs more bloodthirsty”. Anyone with information is urged to immediately contact Clonmel Garda Station at (052) 612 2222.
 
See the footage at 
(WARNING: Graphic content)
 
Video: Clonmel dogs mauling sheep being ‘hushed on by individuals’
Agriland, Jan 7, 2019
by Breifne O’Brien
 
A somewhat horrifying video has emerged on social media over recent days, which shows a group of dogs attacking a sheep in a field at night.
 
A torch is being shone on the activity and it would appear that the savagery is being actively encouraged by onlookers.
 
The disturbing video (albeit with no audio) originally emerged on Snapchat and was later uploaded onto Facebook page Action For Animal Welfare Ireland.
 
It is believed that the incident occurred on a farm near Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
A spokesperson for Action For Animal Welfare Ireland explained that the person was trespassing on a farmer’s land with dogs and was encouraging the dogs to attack the sheep.
 
The spokesperson added that people are stealing pets in the area to use as bait, to make their dogs more “bloodthirsty”.
 
“These people are killing cats and dogs around the town in Clonmel as well.
 
A woman in the area had her dog stolen and found it a week later thrown in a field almost dead, after being used as bait. They’re at this every night; it’s a game to them.
 
“They are going out on farmers’ lands every night with these dogs.”
 
The dogs being used to attack the animals are “Greyhounds, Lurchers, Patterdales and Whippets and most of them have no licences”.
 
“Everyone is in fear for their lives of these people,” concluded the spokesperson.
 
 
 
Clonmel gardai investigate animal cruelty incident of dogs attacking a sheep posted on social media
Tipperary Live / The Nationalist, 7 Jan 2019
by Aileen Hahesy
 
Gardai in Clonmel are investigating incident of animal cruelty
 
Gardai in Clonmel are investigating an horrific incident posted on social media in which dogs attack a sheep while being egged on by several people.
 
Gda. Insp. James White said gardai in Clonmel received a complaint about the animal cruelty shown in the graphic video in recent days and are investigating the incident.
 
He said the social media post shows a sheep being mauled by several dogs which appear to be encouraged by a number of people.
 
“We are appealing to anyone with information on the location of the incident and the identify of those involved to contact us, ” he told The Nationalist.
 
Anyone with information that may assist the Garda investigation should contact Clonmel Garda Station at (052) 6122222.
 

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