Spring showers replace winter blizzards
Published: Monday, 24 March 2014
It is one year on from some of the worst snowstorms to hit Northern Ireland in living memory, and farmers will be relieved to see no sign of potential 18ft drifts in the forecast for the weeks ahead.
Ballymena action hero Neeson 'saves pup'
Published: Friday, 21 March 2014
In a scene that could have come straight from a movie, Ballymena's own action hero Liam Neeson is reported to have saved a dog that was being stoned by a gang of teenage boys in New York City.
Dog torture accused granted legal aid
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Two men accused of burning a family's dog to death are set to argue for the charges against them thrown out of court, a judge has heard.
Woman jailed for microwaving kitten
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A woman has been jailed for causing the death of her kitten by cooking it in a microwave because it attacked her goldfish, in what the RSPCA described as one of the worst cases of cruelty it had seen.
Suspended sentences for dog fight trio
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A father and two sons from east Belfast who admitted animal cruelty charges related to dog fighting have received suspended six-month sentences.
Belfast dog goes 'stop, woof, listen'
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A little dog has been caught on camera using perfect road safety skills to cross a busy Belfast street - even using a zebra crossing.
Missing wallaby and joey found dead
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
The wallaby and joey which went missing in Co Down have been found dead, police have confirmed.
Walsh sparks anger over horse death
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Irish jockey Ruby Walsh has prompted an angry reaction from animal activists with comments he made about the death of a horse in a race during the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Great white shark 'close' to Ireland
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A great white shark being tracked since it was tagged just over a year ago in Florida has travelled more than 19,500 miles and is now closer to the Republic of Ireland than expected.
Warning over on the loose wallaby
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
Police have advised the Co Down public to be on the lookout for a missing wallaby and its joey, but warned them not to approach the animals.
Conservationists work to save NI bees
Published: Saturday, 08 March 2014
Around 3,000 beekeepers are attending a conference in Antrim this weekend and will look at ways to secure the future of the insects after a record colony loss last winter.
Men in court over animal cruelty
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
Four east Belfast men who admitted animal cruelty charges have been remanded in custody at Belfast Crown Court.
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.

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