First Irish-bred eagle shot dead
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
One of the first two white-tailed eagles to be bred in the Republic of Ireland has been found dead, having been riddled with nearly 50 shotgun pellets - leaving conservationists devastated.
'Illegal slaughterhouse' discovered
Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
A suspected illegal animal slaughterhouse has been discovered in south Armagh.
'New kids on the block' at Belfast Zoo
Published: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
It may still be wet and wintry, but the first signs of spring have arrived at Belfast Zoo - with the births of two African pygmy goats.
Deadly potential of squirrelpox revealed
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014
The situation affecting native red squirrels is worse than previously thought, according to a new survey, as a deadly disease devastating their population has been found to have multiple methods of transmission.
Thousands go to plough championships
Published: Sunday, 23 February 2014
Thousands of people flocked to Mullahead in Co Armagh on Saturday for the annual Ploughing Championships.
Mum recalls horror of dog attack on tot
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014
A mum whose little boy was badly bitten by her friend's Patterdale terrier has spoken to This Morning about the ordeal, as experts urge responsible ownership to cut down on dog attacks.
Horse left tied to tree 'put down'
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014
Police are trying to trace the owner of a horse which had to be put down in west Belfast, after it was left tied to a tree on an embankment and was injured when the ground gave way.
Roger Moore celebrates foie gras win
Published: Monday, 17 February 2014
Veteran actor Sir Roger Moore is celebrating after winning his battle to stop a Dubai store from selling foie gras.
Naughty Boy launches new PETA campaign
Published: Monday, 17 February 2014
Naughty Boy has thrown his support behind a new pet neutering campaign for activists at People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
May criticises Princes over hunting
Published: Monday, 17 February 2014
Queen rocker and animal rights activist Brian May has criticised Princes William and Harry for embracing hunting while also launching an anti-poaching campaign.
Child champion pigeon fancier aiming high
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A young Dromore boy has been ruffling a few feathers with his new hobby as a pigeon fancier.
May calls for Danish zoo boycott
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
Queen rocker and animal rights activist Brian May has condemned officials at a Danish zoo over the controversial killing of a giraffe and called for a boycott.
Second zoo plans Marius giraffe kill
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A second healthy giraffe, also called Marius, is reportedly under threat at a second Danish zoo - less than a week after the 'original' Marius was put down and fed to lions.
Zoo's baby tamarin twins 'out and about'
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
Belfast Zoo is continuing to celebrate the recent arrival of baby emperor tamarin twins, with the pair - named Ping and Pong - now out and about in their enclosure with the rest of the family.
Baby gorilla 'thriving' at Belfast Zoo
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Six months on from his birth, the first Western lowland gorilla to be delivered at Belfast Zoo in 16 years, is said to be thriving as he monkeys around with the rest of his family.
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.

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