Animal Cruelty reported at Limerick coursing meeting

first_imgEmail Woman taped dogs mouth shut as she didn’t have a muzzle by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A NEW Coursing Cruelty Catalogue report by the Irish Council Against Blood Sports (ICABS) reveals the suffering of hares used in the bloodsport in County Limerick.According to ICABS, the report, which analyses documents relating to the 2014-15 coursing season, confirms the continued cruelty of hare coursing for animals used as live bait.Information obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI) from the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), exposes evidence of hare coursing cruelty at the Doon and District meeting in County Limerick on November 29 and 30, 2014.The FOI data indicates that during the coursing meet in Doon, two hares required assistance “meaning dogs hit or mauled the hare”.ICABS claims that two animals were examined by a vet, who noted that he treated 12 hares with antibiotics, but offered no explanation as to why the hares needed this treatment.It was also noted that two hares escaped during the Doon and District meet. One during coursing and another after being boxed. Meanwhile, NPWS data showed that Doon coursing club appeared to be in breach of Section 34 of the netting licence as they could not produce details on their members who were certified to catch hares on their behalf.In addition, according to the NPWS official in attendance, three hares were released at Doon without consulting the ranger, another breach of Section 34.An NPWS official also commented: “Some of the hares were not in good condition or fit to course, according to vet. Many had sores on their feet.”Aideen Yourell of ICABS insists that if coursers are prepared to under-report hare injuries and kills and to breach licence conditions under the noses of monitoring NPWS officials, it is “more than likely that this is also occurring at meetings which are not being monitored”.“The coursers know this. Every year, a sham exercise is played out by the National Parks HQ, who write to the Irish Coursing Club, raising licence breaches by their affiliated clubs. We suspect the coursers are thumbing their noses and literally laughing at the National Parks and Wildlife Service, because they know that no action will be taken, leaving them free to do as they please,” Ms Yourell claimed.Limerick founder of ARAN, John Carmody at a hare coursing protestLimerick founder of the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), John Carmody believes a time will come when society will look back in horror that such a cruel pastime was allowed to continue on “well beyond its sell by date”.“Time and time again we’ve documented, and proven, that hares are dying and suffering before, during and after the coursing meets which take place in Limerick and beyond,” he said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook County Limerick takes a stroll Irish Air Corp to make its Foynes Air Show Debut during one of the most Historic Years in Irish Defence Force History Dreams Festival to celebrate Dolores O’Riordan this September Printcenter_img TAGSAnimal CrueltyAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)bloodsportcounty LimerickDoon and Districthare coursingIrish Council Against Blood Sports (ICABS)limerickNational Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Previous articleGolf – 19th Hole Golf Notes – 13/6/15Next articleMary I graduate to research deaf education Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsAnimal Cruelty reported at Limerick coursing meetingBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2015 1216 Twitter Excessive levels of pesticides detected in Limerick water schemes Limerick regulations to ban sulky racing on roads Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

Utah State Football Picked Second In Mountain Division of Mountain West Conference

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHENDERSON, Nev.-Tuesday, Utah State football was picked second in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference as selected by media from Mountain West Conference markets assembled at the Green Valley Ranch of Henderson, Nev. for the first day of Mountain West football media day.Boise State was selected to place first in the Mountain Division as the Broncos netted 15 first-place votes. Led by current Denver Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien, Boise State went 7-1 in league play last season, winning the Mountain Division.Defending Mountain West champion Fresno State was selected to win the West Division, as the Bulldogs netted 17 first-place votes from the media.The Aggies amassed six first-place votes. Rounding out the Mountain Division standings were Air Force in third place, Wyoming in fourth place, Colorado State in fifth place and New Mexico in sixth place.The Aggies will address the media Wednesday as has been designated for all Mountain Division schools. Tags: Air Force/Boise State/Brett Rypien/Colorado State/Fresno State Bulldogs/Mountain Division/Mountain West Conference/New Mexico/Utah State Football/Wyoming Brad James July 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Picked Second In Mountain Division of Mountain West Conference Written bylast_img read more

Australian state to send in the army to check on COVID-19 cases

first_imgTopics : Two cases were detected among Aboriginal people in the regional Victorian city of Ballarat, a cause of concern for officials given a high degree of health issues among Indigenous Australians.”No-one should be moving towards trying to provide definitive commentary that we have turned a corner,” Andrews added.NSW tightens restrictionsAustralia has so far escaped the high COVID-19 casualty numbers of other nations, with just over 13,300 infections and 139 deaths from the virus as of Friday.In the most populous state of New South Wales, restrictions were reintroduced on Friday after several clusters emerged, including dozens of cases stemming from a Thai restaurant. New cases in the state fell to seven overnight, from several days in the teens.Group bookings at restaurants, cafes and clubs will be limited to 10 people and patrons inside a venue will be capped to 300.Wedding and corporate events will be limited to 150 people with strict social distancing rules including a ban on singing, dancing and mingling, while only 100 can attend funerals and places of worship.Australia’s National Cabinet met on Friday and laid out new measures to combat the virus including tougher restrictions on truck drivers transporting goods between states, some of which have not seen any cases of community transmission for months.Prime Minister Scott Morrison reaffirmed the country’s aggressive suppression strategy to stamp out all community transmission, even as it looks to soften the economic blow.Australia’s budget is set to plunge into its biggest deficit since World War Two this year as the coronavirus crisis knocks the country into its first recession in three decades and forces policymakers to roll out hundreds of billions of dollars in stimulus.  Australia’s Victoria state will send in the army to question people who have tested positive for COVID-19 as it battles to control an outbreak that claimed a record number of lives on Friday.Australia’s second most populous state will deploy Australian Defense Force personnel to the homes of people who have tested positive and who have not answered telephone calls, in order to kick start the contact tracing process, state premier Daniel Andrews said.A flare-up of infections in Melbourne, the state’s largest city, prompted the government to enforce a six-week partial lockdown and make face masks mandatory for its residents or risk a A$200 ($143) fine.center_img “This is about going that extra step to make sure that we cannot just call but we can connect… get that interview done and then begin the process of tracing contacts,” Andrews told a regular press conference.”If you were door knocked and you were not found at home…that would almost certainly lead to you being fined.”The state recorded six deaths overnight, the highest daily toll for the nation since the pandemic began.All the deaths were linked to aged care homes, of which more than 40 have recorded outbreaks. Statewide, 300 new infections were found, dropping from a record of 484 on Wednesday.last_img read more

Gas prices: ‘Most expensive February ever’

first_img 100 Views   no discussions NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Gas prices jumped 6 cents overnight, as the recent spike in oil prices begins to hit filling stations across America. The national average price for a gallon of regular gas rose 5.9 cents to $3.287, motorist group AAA said Friday. That marks the third day in a row that prices have risen, and brings the national average to the highest level since October 2008. Prices at the pump can vary widely among states, due in large part to vastly different levels of gasoline tax. So far this week, gas prices have increased nearly 12 cents a gallon. And analysts expect prices to continue higher in the next few days following a sharp rise in the price of crude oil. Gas prices were highest in Hawaii, where drivers paid $3.757 a gallon, on average. Wyoming had the lowest gas prices at roughly, $3.014 a gallon. Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service, said the jump in gas prices reported Friday was the largest since at least 2008. “This will definitely be the most expensive February ever,” he said, adding that gas prices are typically lower during the winter months. The jump in pump prices follows a surge in prices for crude oil, the main ingredient in gasoline. Oil prices were holding near $98 a barrel early Friday morning, one day after prices hit a high of $103 a barrel — the highest since October 2008. Analysts expect prices to continue rising over the next few days, since gas prices typically lag trends in the oil market. The spike in oil this week could translate to an increase in gas prices of 37 cents per gallon in the coming weeks, according Moody’s Analytics economist Chris Lafakis. He estimates that for every $1 increase in the price of oil, retail gas prices typically rise 2.5 cents a gallon. Economists warn that an energy price shock could hurt the economic recovery in the United States. In general, every $1 increase in the price of oil costs consumers $1 billion over the course of a year. That’s concerning because consumer spending makes up the bulk of U.S. gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic growth. The government said Friday that GDP was revised lower to an annual growth rate of 2.8% in the three months ending in December. The initial reading had been for a 3.2% growth rate in the period. Oil prices have been driven higher by political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, where much of the world’s oil comes from. Despite the surge in prices this week, the amount of oil that has been taken off the world market has been relatively minimal. Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share LifestyleMoney Gas prices: ‘Most expensive February ever’ by: – February 25, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more