Hundreds turn up to animal rights rally in Belfast

Source: Irish Pet News posted on 28th April 2014

Hundreds of people and their dogs congregated in Belfast city yesterday to protest against animEMAKER+78484jpg_3al cruelty.

New animal welfare support group Northern Ireland Says No To Animal Cruelty is demanding a dedicated PPNI unit to tackle crimes against animals.

Recently an East Belfast family walked free after a major animal cruelty case and the people of Belfast as absolutely horrified that crimes such as these were not punished. Jeremiah Kirkwood (43) and sons Chris (23) and Wayne (20), of Island Street, admitted keeping animals for fighting, while Jamie Morrow (19) admitted similar charges in what a judge termed “one of the vilest examples of premeditated abuse”. They were banned from keeping, dealing in or transporting animals for 10 years. However, as the Belfast Telegraph revealed earlier this month, there is no central list of those banned from keeping animals for welfare officers to refer to.

The people of Northern Ireland gathered to show their support for tougher sentencing for people convicted of animal cruelty.

Posted on 28th April, 20148:22 pm by admin