Most definitely in favour of bloodsports ban: Cllr Tina MacVeigh

5 Nov

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“I most definitely am [in favour of a ban on hare coursing and fox hunting].” Cllr Tina MacVeigh (People Before Profit, Dublin City Council) in a text message to ICABS, November 2014.

The views of other Dublin City Councillors

Cllr Chris Andrews (Sinn Fein, Dublin City Council)
In 2010, Chris Andrews TD voted in favour of the ban on carted deer hunting.

Cllr Catherine Ardagh (Fianna Fail, Dublin City Council)
“Yes [I am in favour of a ban on foxhunting and hare coursing].” from a tweet to ICABS, October 2014.

Cllr Janice Boylan (Sinn Fein, Dublin City Council)
“My personal stance is yes, I would favour a ban on this animal cruelty [hare coursing and foxhunting].” from a tweet to ICABS, October 2014.

Cllr Christy Burke (Independent, Dublin City Council)
“I am against any form of animal cruelty.” from an email to ICABS, April 2014.

Cllr Ciaran Cuffe (Green Party, Dublin City Council)
“I am against all forms of blood sports.”

Cllr Pat Dunne (United Left – People Before Profit Alliance, Dublin City Council)
“I am in favour of an end to foxhunting, hare coursing and other forms of cruelty.” from an email to ICABS, April 2014.

Cllr Mary Freehill (Labour Party, Dublin City Council)
“I’m very much in favour of a ban on foxhunting and hare coursing. Hare coursing in particular is extremely cruel.” from a tweet to ICABS, May 2014.

Cllr Gary Gannon (Independent, Dublin City Council)
“I am fully against blood sports in all their forms and would be fully supportive of any Dublin City Council motion which called for a ban on such unnecessary cruelty. ”

Cllr Sean Haughey (Fianna Fail, Dublin City Council / Clontarf)
In 2010, Sean Haughey TD voted in favour of the ban on carted stag hunting.

In 2005, foxes and mink were doomed to lives of misery on fur farms following the rejection by Dail Eireann of the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill 2004. The bill was defeated by 67 votes to 50. Sean Haughey was among the TDs who voted AGAINST the bill.

In June 2005, Sean Haughey, TD asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food “her views on the horrific slaughter of 4,300 pigs on a farm in Waterford in 2002 which was presided over by officials from her Department”.

Cllr Jane Horgan-Jones (Labour Party, Dublin City Council)
“Yes [I am in favour of a ban on foxhunting and hare coursing].” from a tweet to ICABS, May 2014.

Cllr Vincent Jackson (Independent, Dublin City Council)
“I am, and have always been, against bloodsports.” from a text message to ICABS, May 2014.

Cllr Dermot Lacey (Labour Party, Dublin City Council)
“As a dog owner and animal lover generally I would be, and have been, supportive of typical animal rights issues over the years.” from an email to ICABS, April 2014.

Cllr Ruairi McGinley (Fine Gael, Dublin City Council)
“I am against hare coursing but do not have a problem with foxhunting” from a tweet to ICABS, October 2014. ICABS has urged Cllr McGinley to reconsider his stance on foxhunting and sent him information about the terrible cruelty involved.

Cllr Emma Murphy (Sinn Fein, Dublin City Council)
“I’m 100% against animal cruelty in any form & would support a ban on blood sports.” from a tweet to ICABS, October 2014.

Cllr Criona Ni Dhalaigh (Sinn Fein, Dublin City Council)
“I am against any form of animal cruelty and abhor foxhunting and hare coursing.” from a text message to ICABS, May 2014.

Cllr Michael O’Brien (Anti Austerity Alliance, Dublin City Council / Clontarf)
“I support the complete banning of all bloodsports in this country. I wish you and your campaign every success with this important struggle.”

Cllr Damian O’Farrell (Independent, Dublin City Council / Clontarf)
“I am absolutely against the killing of animals for sport. Furthermore I don’t agree with animals being held in circuses and have spoken out regarding this matter to Dublin City Council.” from an email to ICABS, April 2014.

“Yes I would like a ban on all blood sports” Cllr Ciaran O’Moore (Sinn Fein, Dublin City Council) in a text message to ICABS, November 2014.

Cllr Cieran Perry (Independent, Dublin City Council)
“I believe that the netting and coursing of wild hares is a cruel and barbaric practice that has no place in the Ireland of today. Despite the introduction of muzzling, which coursing enthusiasts reassured the public would remove the “kill” element of this so-called sport, it is clear that the coursing fraternity cannot be trusted to police their own events. It is surely now time to consign this cruel and shameful practice to the dustbin of history once and for all”. From a statement issued on 03 February, 2011.

In October 2010, Cieran Perry succeeded in getting a motion passed in Dublin City Council to ban the import and sale of real fur, in the jurisdiction of Dublin City.

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Find out the views of other Councillors, TDs and Senators
at http://www.banbloodsports.com/views.htm

Please contact all your local politicians and urge them to
push for a ban on bloodsports.

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