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South East Animal Rescue shared an image on their Facebook page, which depicts a young horse after it suffered from unimaginable cruelty in the Cherryorchard area.

According to the organization, the animal was put to sleep after writhing in agony for many hours. Two other horses had also been in the area but were promptly taken away.
[Source: Wexford Echo]


Two students arrested for their "disgraceful" behavior when they got drunk on a night out meeting old school friends have been told to make charity donations to avoid convictions.

Luke Cowhig (20) and Stephen Lowe (21) "mimicked" a shopkeeper, then hurled abuse at Gardaí (police) on a night of "drunken bravado" when they met up in Dublin city center.

Cowhig, a Trinity College student, and Lowe, who is studying abroad on an Erasmus program, were shocked at their own behavior, a court heard.

Judge William Early said he would apply the Probation Act on payment of the charity contributions and adjourned the cases.

Cowhig, of Kylebeg, Dublin Road, Blessington, County Wicklow, and Lowe, from Aranleigh Vale, Rathfarnham, admitted public drunkenness and causing a breach of the peace in the incident at St. Stephen's Green North on January 10. Lowe also admitted urinating in public and refusing to give his name and address to Gardaí.
[Source: Evening Herald]