University of Limerick Students Murder Small Dog as Part of Their Celebrations

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Shame on these students and shame on the University of Limerick by allowing them to stay in college. The end of exam times is a very exciting time for many college students but most don’t murder dogs in their relief at being done with examinations.  I guess University of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland) students are the sick exception.

A group of drunken students decided that luring a small dog to his death was fun so that’s exactly what they did. The students were celebrating on the college green right after exams ended. According to local residents, a small dog was drawn to the scene. Why the dog was out and unprotected is another matter but for now there is enough blame to see on the hands of the students who actually killed him. The students started throwing a ball back and forth across a very busy road.  Then they started timing their throws to coincide with oncoming traffic. (I guess their “game” was not moving fast enough to really thrill them. ) Before long the dog ran in front of a van and was run over.

The small dog lay dying in agony in the road as the crowd seemed to have reached their pinnacle of entertainment. Then, also according to witnesses, they laughed and jeered at the neighborhood resident who brought them to task.

You might think that the University of Limerick (UL) officials might think this behavior to be worth some punishment, but you would be wrong.  In effect, UL blew the horrific incident off as of little concern. In a statement to the local newspaper, the university said it encouraged any individual that is affected by anti-social activity in the area to report this to the gardaí, and where student involvement is suspected to the university. “The university seeks to maintain good relations with our neighbouring communities and it is with a sense of pride and achievement when student academic, cultural, or voluntary efforts contributes positively to the wider community. The university position is that anti-social activity damages the relationship with our neighbours and under the university’s code of conduct complaints regarding anti-social behaviour are investigated to establish the identity of the individual(s) involved. “

So instead of doing their jobs and kicking these hoodlums to the proverbial curb, the UL leadership said that they will only punish students who have been charged by the Gardai (Irish police).

The President of UL is Professor Don Barry and, according to the UL web site, “Professor Don Barry is the President of the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland and as the Chief Executive Officer is ultimately responsible for all of the operations of the University.”  If you would like to remind Professor Barry of his responsibility to EVERYONE in the community here is the UL phone number — +353 (0)61 202700. Professor Barry’s direct email address is — [email protected] and his fax number is  +353-61-330027. If you do contact his office remember that the goal is to get the students thrown out of UL, not to scream, yell or otherwise threaten Professor Barry.

55 thoughts on “University of Limerick Students Murder Small Dog as Part of Their Celebrations”

  1. An eye for an eye. A cruelty for a cruelty. The students responsible should very publicly be thrown from an overpass into onrushing freeway traffic. People who commit such atrocities do not deserve any second chances and they should not be allowed to live among compassionate, civilized people … because they obviously have no sense of right and wrong, and it is only a very short step to worse deeds.

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    • This article is incredibly misleading. The alleged incident took place OFF campus in a residential area which indeed typically houses many students during the academic year, but this incident took place almost 2 weeks after the end of the term, when the vast majority of students had gone home. The perpetrators may have been any group of kids, not definitely UL students. Nothing concrete has been established. Obviously if the alleged incident did occur as reported, then it is a sickening atrocity and should be punishable by expulsion and criminal prosecution, but until all the facts have been attained, please don’t tarnish all 11,500 students with the same brush. Also, threatening to murder people is hardly an appropriate response. That’s stooping to their level. Jesus.

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      • Regardless if this incident took place on or off campus, regardless if they were college kids or not, this was an act of extreme cruelty and the perpetrators should be punished accordingly! And if in deed this was graduating pupils there should be some sort of academic punishment, no one should feel they have the right to take a life especially that of an innocent be it human or animal! Some people are just sick and they need to be dealt with, this was a sick act!

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      • @ Anonymous, where in the article does it mention the date that this atrocity happened?? A neighbor witnessed it so they should know whether or not they were students. I wonder if you have inside information about this, which maybe why you are identified only by anonymous!!!!

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      • Nah…….some people just need to disappear, stop sharing oxygen with the rest of those who truly care about the lives of innocents, be they four- or two legged. As for “stooping to their level,” that’s about all maggots like this are capable of understanding.

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    • “The students responsible should very publicly be thrown from an overpass into onrushing freeway traffic.”

      That wouldnt be fair – those guys never threw anyone onto the road. The Punishment should be that they have to stand beside that road while a ball is thrown across the road, so that they follow!

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  2. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust,
    Kill,you bastards , if you must,
    But you know,come judgement day
    What you dids’t shal lcome thy way.

    Rot in Hell and if I ever see you, you’llwish you were dead!

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  3. Those students are sick in the head. Karma will get them and that incident will forever follow and haunt them.

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  4. Sickening, SHAME SHAME SHAME on the university that supports the culture of violence against the most innocent of world’s creatures!!!

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  5. This is horrific. I am astounded that these students were not expelled for what they did. Are these the kind of people the university wants to represent them? Well, considering the horrors perpetrated by the IRA I guess that is just what we can expect from the Irish.

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    • I see you have no problem with the horrors perpetrated by the british government on THE IRISH PEOPLE over the centuries !

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      • What does that have to do with, those people killing a friendly dog, wanting to play ball with those monsters? Nothing at all, but you think its fair and right, for a dog, to be killed, because of what happened in, Ireland?

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        • What has mentioning the IRA got to do with anything either?

          “Well, considering the horrors perpetrated by the IRA I guess that is just what we can expect from the Irish.” is a ridiculous and uneducated thing to say, and to have a problem with someone highlighting that there were two sides to that story is also ridiculous.

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    • The University cannot just expel people without proof or more importantly finding out who they actually are, all these stories are just claims and their is plenty of different stories doing the rounds. Great analogy on the Irish, Consider the horrors perpetrated by the British Empire all over the globe.

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      • True, but in a large crowd of student/young people not one soul had the balls or the conscience to come forward and tell authorities who did it. Really, no one in that crowd or the neighbor who took them to task witnessed who did it and was man/woman enough to stand up against this human trash? We seriously need more people to stand up to bullies and to stand up what is right. Then we need authorities to take that information and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.

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        • Yes, you’re right – that’s exactly what’s needed.

          But unfortunately neither the letter writer, the brother-in-law, the van driver nor the dog owner had done that. So it seems they thought the best course of action was to not address it for about 2 weeks and then go public with an assumption.

          Whoever it is deserves their punishment – but it doesn’t help any investigation to wait 2 weeks and then have the focus be on one particular cohort of people.

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  6. I truly hope karma works for you. Your comeuppance is coming! As for the university allowing this, may you all go straight to hell! Your best friend Satan will be waiting for you.

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  7. The unfortunate individual driving the motor vehicle which killed this poor little creature should seek to prosecute these idiot cruel students who were playing their sad wicked game on the public highway and in fact were endangering all life, human as well as cannine – This cannot go unpunished, you do not play games on a public highway and get away with it no matter who you think you are!

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    • This is actually a really good idea. While we would all just love to drop these horrible excuses for human beings off an overpass into traffic, that is clearly not going to happen. BUT maybe someone who CAN actually do something legally would be the person who hit the dog. If I had been the driver I would be devastated about what happened. I’m not sure how insurance works in Ireland, but maybe they can get the insurance company involved in getting some legal liability placed on these miserable scum bags.

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