PAWS FOR THOUGHT: ROBERT THE GREYHOUND SPEAKS TO MOTLEY

Robert the Greyhound speaks out to Matthew Moynihan about the ruff treatment of him and his canine colleagues   Robert the Greyhound has gained somewhat of a cult following on social media over the past nine months, especially in the fallout of the societal discourse stimulated by the RTÉ Investigates documentary that shook the nation in 2019. For a 21-year-old (in dog years) this young … Continue reading PAWS FOR THOUGHT: ROBERT THE GREYHOUND SPEAKS TO MOTLEY

The Power of Pets

  Julianne Power extols the virtues of having pets and investigates the positive impact these fluffy companions can have on our mental health. In April of this year, the twitter account of NUIG shared snaps of the college’s new therapy dogs, labradors April and Max. The pictures alone were enough to make anyone smile, even us college students in the midst of well-known exam frenzy. … Continue reading The Power of Pets

The Year of the Goat-Livestock and livelihoods in 2017

Staff writer Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha speaks to Boaz Abraham, a vet and spokesperson for Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany about the role of livestock globally. There are over 1 billion goats in the world today. In Africa, that means there are over 14,000 goats for one lion. Goats, cattle, sheep and fowl play an essential role in sustaining communities all over the continent, where people rely … Continue reading The Year of the Goat-Livestock and livelihoods in 2017