Morrissey attacks Prince over hunting
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
Singer Morrissey has angrily branded Prince William a "thickwit" after it emerged the heir to the throne went on a deer and boar hunting trip hours before launching a wildlife protection campaign.
14,000 animals killed at NI universities
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
Almost 14,000 animals died in experiments at universities in Northern Ireland in one year, it has been revealed.
Online outcry over Olympic dog cull
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
People around the world have joined a campaign to halt the mass killing of thousands of stray dogs in the Russian city of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
'Donkey cuddle' rewards for volunteers
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
A donkey sanctuary in Co Antrim is looking for new volunteers - promising "unlimited donkey cuddles" as a reward for those who can offer their time and enthusiasm.
Council agrees on Exploris business plan
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Exploris has been given another month's stay of execution while Ards Council waits to hear if the Executive will provide financial support to help keep the business open.
Dog owner fined after Akitas attack cat
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The owner of two Japanese Akitas has been fined after the dogs attacked a cat in west Belfast.
Support dog is boy's new best friend
Published: Thursday, 16 January 2014
Five local dogs have been specially trained to assist people living with disabilities, including an autistic boy from Newtownabbey.
Dad and sons 'guilty' of dog fighting
Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2014
A father and two sons from east Belfast have pleaded guilty to charges linked to animal cruelty and animal fighting.
Rare Breed returns to UTV
Published: Thursday, 09 January 2014
UTV's popular agriculture programme Rare Breed - A Farming Year returns for a second series next week, following a host of local families as they work through one of the toughest years the agri-food business has ever seen.
Fears wildlife hospital will close
Published: Thursday, 09 January 2014
The 79-year-old owner of a Co Antrim wildlife hospital has been helping to pay its costs from her own pension, due to a lack of funding, but now fears it will be forced to close after nearly 40 years.
Dog in 'abuse video' found safe
Published: Wednesday, 08 January 2014
A man has been arrested and released on bail in Banbridge, Co Down, after an online video of suspected dog abuse was reported to police - with the animal found safe and well.
Swan found beheaded at golf course
Published: Wednesday, 08 January 2014
A swan has been found beheaded in the grounds of a golf club in Antrim.
Dog abuse video 'utterly appalling'
Published: Tuesday, 07 January 2014
Police are investigating footage of suspected animal abuse in the Banbridge area of Co Down, which also prompted an animal welfare charity to offer a £500 reward for information.
Appeal for homes for abandoned pets
Published: Saturday, 04 January 2014
A County Down animal sanctuary has made a new year appeal to help find homes for hundreds of unwanted, but very loveable pets.
Animal rights activists angry with Bieber
Published: Friday, 27 December 2013
Justin Bieber has been criticised by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activists for choosing to buy a puppy from a pet store instead of rescuing a dog from a shelter.
Zoo recruit sought in Belfast
Published: Thursday, 19 December 2013
If you fancy mixing it with the monkeys and want to become a roaring success with the lions then Belfast Zoo just might have a position for you.
Tiny monkey twins born at Belfast Zoo
Published: Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Two of the world's smallest monkeys have been born at Belfast Zoo.
Showgirl Lola is top dog
Published: Thursday, 28 November 2013
Former abandoned dog Lola has become quite the showgirl after being adopted by a Co Antrim family.
Pup trapped in car park during alert
Published: Monday, 25 November 2013
A young pup was forced to spend the night in an underground car park during a security alert in Belfast which saw a device partially explode while the army carried out examinations.
Neglected pup rescued from market dies
Published: Thursday, 21 November 2013
A puppy which was rescued from Nutts Corner market “in an appalling condition” has died despite vets’ efforts to save its life.
Belfast Zoo welcomes latest arrival
Published: Friday, 15 November 2013
Belfast Zoo is celebrating the latest in a series of births this year with the arrival of Bruno, a baby red titi monkey.
Fewer winter birds at Lough Neagh
Published: Wednesday, 13 November 2013
The winter bird population at Lough Neagh has declined by more than three quarters, according to researchers at Queen's University, Belfast.
Concerns over illegal meat plant
Published: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Authorities in the Republic of Ireland have said they are concerned an illegal meat plant may be in operation after dumped animal carcasses were discovered near the border.
Seven dogs 'used for hunting' put down
Published: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Seven terrier-type dogs, believed to have been used for hunting, have had to be put down due to their injuries in Co Armagh.
Zoo's baby red squirrel 'first for NI'
Published: Friday, 08 November 2013
In a conservation first for Northern Ireland, a baby red squirrel has been born at Belfast Zoo.
No more monkey business for zoo escapee
Published: Friday, 01 November 2013
All six of Belfast Zoo's lion-tailed macaques are to be reunited, after the final escapee was returned home following a sighting by a member of the public.
60 feral cats to be moved from seafront
Published: Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Around 60 feral cats who have settled at Bangor’s seafront are to be rehomed to make way for redevelopment in the area.
Escaped monkey captured by zoo team
Published: Friday, 25 October 2013
Staff at Belfast Zoo have captured another monkey after six animals managed to break out of their enclosure on Monday.
Monkeys escape Belfast Zoo
Published: Thursday, 24 October 2013
Staff at Belfast zoo have launched a 'monkey-hunt' after six animals managed to break out of their enclosure.
Sadness as UK's giant panda loses cub
Published: Tuesday, 15 October 2013
The UK's only female giant panda Tian Tian has lost the cub she is believed to have been expecting, keepers at Edinburgh Zoo have confirmed.
Two hurt by cow at livestock market
Published: Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Two people were injured after a cow broke free in Downpatrick.
Dolphins caught splashing around
Published: Friday, 04 October 2013
A large pod of dolphins has been captured on camera playing in the water off the Portrush coastline.
Mule rescued after mother is shot
Published: Thursday, 03 October 2013
A young mule has been rescued after it was found by police cowering next to the body of her mother who had been shot in the head.
Outrage at 'horrific' cat killing
Published: Wednesday, 02 October 2013
There has been anger and outrage after a cat was found brutally killed in a crossbow attack and left to die in a field in Co Down.
Exploris aquarium facing closure
Published: Thursday, 19 September 2013
Ards Borough Council is to consider the closure of the Exploris aquarium and seal sanctuary.

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