Animal cruelty: Who’s in charge?

first_imgPrint Nobody, claims southside residentJUST who is taking responsibility for animal cruelty and neglect?An immediate answer is demanded from a southside woman who came to the aid of a stricken horse, and whose pleas for help to relevant organisations went ignored.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is shocking, she told the Limerick Post, that Limerick is without a full-time animal inspector.“There is nobody to turn to. In my case Gardai, County Council and CIE were unable to assist.A horse was trapped on railway tracks, off the Ballykeeffe Boreen.Barbed wire restricted the distressed animal’s return to the nearby field.Said the woman: “I contacted the LSPCA and was told that there was no inspector and that there was nothing that they could do as the horse was on private land.“I then got on to Animal Welfare and they contacted the county council, who claimed it was nothing to do with them.“I was told CIE would have to give permission to remove the horse. The gardaí said they couldn’t do anything.“I went down to the horse every day with hay and water and my heart was breaking for it. It was freezing, and the horse was scared and couldn’t get back into the field”.Thankfully, she added, the horse returned to the field after nearly a week.All animals, she emphasised, were now at risk, given the cold spell.The absence of a full time animal inspector, she says, has to be addressed.Meanwhile, another person complained about the plight of several horses near Groody.Marion Fitzgibbon, Limerick Animal Welfare, explained that the laws regarding wandering horses were long outdated.“There is no sensible law. The existing one, which makes it illegal for us to go onto private land to retrieve a horse, is in existence since 1911”.“In the case referred to, the County Council told the horse pound not to take it as they would have to pay.“If CIE were to call the horse pound, they would have had to pay them.“We would have brought him to the sanctuary in Kilfinane, though we are already full to capacity there, and the horse shelter in Mountshannon has 85”.She explained that LAW could only intervene if the animal was in extremely bad condition.Inspector co-ordinator of the LSPCA, Geraldine Nardone, said that there was no funding for a full- time inspector.“There is an inspector working two days a week.“We try to build up enough calls for her to work those days. It is not an emergency service and she is not on-call”.Ms. Nardone said that to contact the inspector concerned, individuals would need to call the office or leave a message outside office hours.“The gardaí are the only ones who can deal with an emergency, and we have no power to seize animals”. WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Twittercenter_img NewsLocal NewsAnimal cruelty: Who’s in charge?By admin – December 2, 2010 604 Email Advertisement Previous articleMcGovern’s to cease trading after 50 yearsNext articleNiall Colgan Hairdressing looking forward to their second Christmas adminlast_img read more

4 ways to improve online conversion

first_imgFrom September 2012 to November 2013, Filene and Amazon.com gave credit unions the opportunity to win new cardholders on Amazon’s new online storefront. During this pilot initiative, less than 2 applications were approved for every 100 leads from Amazon’s credit card marketplace.Although the results weren’t great from a new business perspective, the experiment yielded valuable information about where credit unions are falling short when it comes to online conversions. With consumers relying more and more on digital channels both for information and for completing transactions, it’s essential to make sure your website is good at driving conversion.Here are 4 takeaways from the Amazon initiative that can help you improve your own online conversion rates.1. Invest in your website.Once upon a time, the standard practice was to budget for large-scale website redesigns (amortizing them over a period of years) and not make many significant changes until the next large website redesign. Back in this medieval period, websites were often treated like online brochures. Today, smart businesses have realized how barbaric both of these approaches were. You should invest regularly (if not continuously) in updating and upgrading your website, treating it as the interactive engagement and sales tool it’s capable of being. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Wike Appoints Yobo Senior Special Assistant on Sports Dev

first_imgErnest Chinwo in Port HarcourtRivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has appointed Former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo, as Senior Special Assistant on Sports Development to the governor.The governor also appointed Mr Chibuzor Aholu as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Financial Matters.A statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media Simeon Nwakaudu, yesterday said both appointments take immediate effect. Last Friday, Yobo held his international testimonial match at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, an event that was listed as part of programs to celebrate one year anniversary of the administration of Wike.The match brought international football stars, journalists, administrators and enthusiasts together in Port Harcourt to celebrate the peace, security and development of Rivers State.Some of the stars at the Yobo Testimonial International Match include Samuel Etoo, Austin Jay jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Sulley Muntari, Stephen Appiah, Ahmed Musa, Efe Ambrose, Vincent Enyeama, Ike Shorunmu, Augustine Eguavoen, Joel Obi and Coach Amodu Shu’aibu.Former Manchester United Manager, David Moyes, Emmanuel Emenike, Danny Shittu and Club Proprietor, Ifeanyi Ubah were also on ground to celebrate Yobo during the testimonial match hosted by the Rivers State Government.Nollywood Star, Osita Iheme (Paw Paw) and Ace Comedian, AY were on hand to add spice to the match while music stars like Humble Smith, Harrysong and home-boy, Duncan Mighty provided the needed entertainment.Yobo retired from football at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 after chalking up 101 caps at the Super Eagles.The Ogoni-born ex-international also had an illustrious club football career that saw him play ten years at English Premiership club Everton.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more