A screengrab from a Youtube video purporting to show a woman drinking a live goldfish as part of a  Neknomination challenge.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has warned that eating live goldfish is a criminal offence. It issued the warning after a v(...)

Eighty horses were seized or surrendered to ISPCA inspectors this year

An abandoned horse is found dead in a forest with a gaping wound caused by a tight head collar. A stallion donkey is withdrawn from sale when the auct(...)

The two collies, Thelma and Louise, who were rescued from a drain in Co Roscommon.

There has been a marked increase in the number of abandoned dogs this year according to the ISPCA, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (...)

Testing  a sample of minced meat   for horse meat in the food control laboratory institute Eurofins in Ebersber near Munich. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The ISPCA believes stricter controls on factories accep- ting horse meat is worsening Ireland’s already “astronomical” problem of abandoned horses.Iri(...)