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March 2013

>> Boom Over, St. Patrick’s Isle Is Slithering Again

BALLIVOR, Ireland — Legend has it that St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. The economic crisis has brought some of them back.

“The recession is the thing that’s absolutely causing this,” said Kevin Cunningham, a 37-year-old animal lover who started the National Exotic Animal Sanctuary after he left his job at a Dublin nightclub. He has transformed an old single-room schoolhouse near Ballivor, a hamlet in the Meath countryside, into a reptile sanctuary...

Source: The New York Times

Kevin Cunningham, handling a rescued snake, turned a single-room schoolhouse near Ballivor, Ireland, into a reptile sanctuary It’s a job for Kevin Cunningham, above, or St. Patrick, but definitely not Indiana Jones
 
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October 2011

>> Exotic animals feel the squeeze of recession as they are made homeless

SOME unusual orphans are in need of new homes as a result of the recession -- snakes, lizards and other exotic reptiles.

"People moving home or emigrating are left wondering what will I do with my eight-foot boa constrictor? Mummy doesn't want it returning home with her son or daughter from their Dublin apartment and we end up getting called in," explained Kevin Cunningham, of the National Exotic Animal Sanctuary...

Source: Independent

 
Kevin Cunningham, of the NEAS, with an Argentinian black and white tegu
  Kevin with an eight-foot boa constrictor

>> Exotic pets find refuge after post-boom abandonment

The recession has led to some unusual orphans in need of new homes — including snakes, lizards and other exotic reptiles.

"People moving home or emigrating are left wondering what will I do with my 8ft boa constrictor? Mummy doesn’t want it returning home with her son or daughter from their Dublin apartment and we end up getting called in," explained Kevin Cunningham of the National Exotic Animal Sanctuary.
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Source: Irish Examiner


>> NEAS on 'News on Two', Monday 24th October
You will find us 19:28 minutes into the news...

Source: RTE


>> NEAS on 'The Morning Show', Monday 17th October
You will find us 16:40 minutes into the show...

Source: TV3
 



 

 
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