In a shocking case of animal poisoning, a former gamekeeper named Patrick was caught deliberately placing arsenic-laced meat in a local fox covert in County Limerick. This callous act resulted in the poisoning of County Limerick foxhounds, who unsuspectingly consumed the tainted meat. Upon being seen committing this cruel act, Patrick was subsequently charged for his actions and faced a fine of £5 along with a sentence of two months in prison. Cases like these highlight the need for greater vigilance against such inhumane acts and underscore the importance of protecting animals from the malicious behavior of individuals.
Gloucester Citizen – Thursday 07 February 1901