Cruelty Ireland – Hare Coursing

12 Sep

A hare is chased and severely mauled at a hare coursing meeting in Ireland. Proof that the muzzling of greyhounds does not eliminate the suffering from coursing.

Every year, thousands of hares are forcefully netted from the wild and used as live bait for greyhounds. Hares caught and hit by the muzzled dogs are likely to suffer painful internal injuries. Every coursing season, hares are injured and killed on coursing fields. Injuries include broken bones and dislocated hips. Please join our campaign for a ban on this disgusting cruelty which a majority in Irish people want banned.

ACTION ALERT

Express your support for a ban on coursing. Sign a petition:

Stop Licensing Hare Coursing

https://www.change.org/p/minister-heather-humphreys-don-t-license-cruel-hare-coursing

Save Irish hares from cruel coursing

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/minister-simon-coveney-replace-hare-coursing-with-drag-coursing

Urge the Arts and Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys to show compassion for the persecuted Irish Hare and withdraw the coursing licence she issued.

Email “Stop the cruelty. Ban Hare Coursing” to Heather.Humphreys@oireachtas.ie,ministers.office@ahg.gov.ie,taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie,joan.burton@oireachtas.ie,wildlifelicence@ahg.gov.ie,Gerry.Leckey@ahg.gov.ie

Phone the Minister’s Office: +353 (0)1 631 3800

Please Leave a comment Heather Humphreys’ Facebook page, asking her to show compassion for hares and revoke the licence https://www.facebook.com/heather.humphreysfg

Please appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to remove an exemption for hare coursing from the Animal Health and Welfare Act.

Simon Coveney, TD
Minister for Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Email: Simon.Coveney@oireachtas.ie
Tel: +353 (0)1 607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Tweet “Ban Coursing” to @simoncoveney

Urgently contact Prime Minister An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and ask him to back a ban on hare coursing.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1 619 4020
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie

Sad scene from an Irish fur farm

12 Sep

Mink desperately jumping against the bars of their cages at a fur farm in County Laois, Ireland on Saturday 5th July 2014. Please add your voice to the calls for an urgent ban on fur farming. On Ireland’s fur farms, over 200,000 animals are cruelly caged and gassed to death every year.

Email “Ban Fur Farming NOW” to
minister@agriculture.gov.ie,AnimalHealthAndWelfareAct@agriculture.gov.ie,taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie,eamon.gilmore@oireachtas.ie
Tel: +353 1 607 2884

Video Footage: Philip Kiernan / ICABS

Sign and share the petition at

https://www.change.org/p/ban-fur-farming-in-ireland-please-sign-and-share-our-petition

Watch our new campaign video at

Petition: Ban fur farming in Ireland

3 Jul

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Please sign and share our petition which call on the Irish Government to ban fur farming.

Sign now at

https://www.change.org/petitions/ban-fur-farming-in-ireland-please-sign-and-share-our-petition

Over 200,000 mink are cruelly caged and gassed to death on Irish fur farms every year. After signing the petition, please spare a few minutes to support our action alert to the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney.

ACTION ALERT

Demand a ban on fur farming in Ireland. Email Simon Coveney now.

Email: Simon.Coveney@oireachtas.ie
CC: AnimalHealthAndWelfareAct@agriculture.gov.ie

Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01 661 1013 and 021 437 4862

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Minister Coveney,

I support a total ban on fur farming and an immediate closure of Ireland’s fur farms.

In these hellholes, animals suffer a horrendous life of misery before being cruelly gassed to death. There is absolutely no justification for allowing this cruelty to continue.

Please ban fur farming now.

Yours sincerely,

[Name/Location]

Travelagent.ie thanked for deleting reference to bullfight

27 May

Travel agent and tour operator, Travelagent.ie, has been thanked by the Irish Council Against Blood Sports for removing a bullfighting reference from its website

Agreeing that bullfighting is “an extremely cruel and violent activity”, the Cork-based company deleted the reference to bullfights in Malaga.

A big thumbs up to Travelagent.ie for its compassionate move. Find out more about its travel arrangement services at http://www.travelagent.ie/

Travelagent.ie joins a growing list of companies which have responded positively to Irish Council Against Blood Sports appeals and removed references to bullfighting or bullrings. These include American Airlines, EasyJet, Jet2holidays, Marriott International, Hilton Hampton, Ebookers, Club Travel, Abbey Travel, Sunways, Low Cost Holidays.ie, Travel Department, Cancun Holidays Information Center, Co-op Travel, Ultimate Travel, No Fly Cruising, City Breaks 101, Original Travel, Escape Trips, Charter Travel, NY.T.Roma Hotel, Exclusive GP and Just Resorts.

Cassidy Travel thanked for removing bullfight reference

27 May

Irish travel company, Cassidy Travel, has been thanked by ICABS for removing a reference to bullfighting from its website.

Following an ICABS appeal in which we highlighted the cruelty of bullfighting, Cassidy Travel deleted “bullfights” from its Seville Holidays page.

The company’s response is a big help to our ongoing campaign to encourage holidaymakers to avoid visiting bullrings.

A big thumbs up to Cassidy Travel for its compassionate move. Find out more about its 200 destinations and 100,000 discounted hotels, apartments and villas at http://www.cassidytravel.ie

Cassidy Travel joins a growing list of companies which have responded positively to ICABS appeals and removed references to bullfighting or bullrings. These include American Airlines, EasyJet, Jet2holidays, Marriott International, Hilton Hampton, Ebookers, Club Travel, Abbey Travel, Sunways, Low Cost Holidays.ie, Travel Department, Cancun Holidays Information Center, Co-op Travel, Ultimate Travel, No Fly Cruising, City Breaks 101, Original Travel, Escape Trips, Charter Travel, NY.T.Roma Hotel, Exclusive GP, Just Resorts, IceLolly.com and Travelagent.ie.

ACTION ALERT

Join our appeal to other companies to remove bullfighting from their websites. Check out our latest anti-bullfighting Action Alerts at http://www.banbloodsports.com/ln130720.htm

Sign our petition
Travel companies: Stop encouraging holidaymakers to visit bullfights

http://www.change.org/petitions/travel-companies-stop-encouraging-holidaymakers-to-visit-bullfights

If you choose to holiday in a bullfighting country (Spain, France, Portugal, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela), please do not visit bullfighting arenas or museums. Avoid purchasing any bullfight-related souvenirs. Join the international campaign against bullfighting. Please register your opposition to this horrific blood sport with the governments and political representatives of bullfighting countries as well as to the local Ambassadors.

Contact the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland (or the ambassador in your country) to register your opposition to bullfighting. Express your desire to see bullfighting banned throughout all of Spain.

The Spanish Ambassador to Ireland
Embassy of Spain
17A Merlyn Park, Dublin 4.

Email: emb.dublin@maec.es
Tel 1: +353 (0)1 2691640
Tel 2: +353 (0)1 2692597
Fax: +353 (0)1 269 1854

Demand a ban on Ireland’s cruel digging-out and terrierwork

27 Mar

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URGENT ACTION ALERTS

Sign and share our petition: “Irish Government: Save foxes and dogs from horrific cruelty”

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/irish-government-save-foxes-and-dogs-from-horrific-cruelty

Please contact the Minister for Agriculture and demand an end to digging out and terrierwork.

Minister for Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Email: minister@agriculture.gov.ie,taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie
Tel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.

Dear Minister,

I support the Irish Council Against Blood Sports’ call on you to urgently outlaw both digging out and terrierwork. These horrendous acts of cruelty are carried out by sadistic individuals and also by merciless foxhunting groups (when terrified foxes try to find refuge underground). There is absolutely no excuse whatsoever for this shameful animal abuse and it must be stopped.

Please make it an offence NOW to dig out any animal or send terriers below ground to catch and attack animals under any circumstances. I also call on you to outlaw the use of packs of hounds to harass, attack, injure and/or kill any animal.

[Your Name and Location]

 Watch our campaign video

Ireland is still a cruel country

27 Mar

From a speech by Dublin Central Independent TD (and Irish Council Against Blood Sports president), Maureen O’Sullivan in Dail Eireann, 4th March 2014.

“I am probably the only one who will bring this up but I’m concerned with animal welfare. And in spite of the recent bill and the efforts by some of us to really address issues of animal welfare, we are still a cruel country when it comes to our treatment of animals. And we see that with the hare coursing – we’re one of the very few countries to continue to allow that – because of injuries to both hares and greyhounds. We have the digging out of foxes – even [some] people who are foxhunters think that is cruel. We see serious neglect of horses. And even though there is a ban on stag hunting, it is blatantly being ignored. The badger [snaring] issue, animals in circuses, another fur farm has opened up, vivisection. Those who are dedicated to animal welfare, who protest peacefully are being harassed, physically assaulted and threatened when they go to protest. There is inactivity on the part of the Gardai when they bring up those issues.”

See the full speech at

Visit Maureen O’Sullivan’s website

http://www.maureenosullivan.ie/

@MaureenOSTD

Join the campaign against hare coursing and foxhunting at

http://www.banbloodsports.com

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