Political Focus: Paul Murphy TD, Cllr Kieran Mahon, Cllr Mick Murphy
Paul Murphy TD (Anti-Austerity Alliance / Socialist Party, Dublin South–West): The campaign against hare coursing “is a campaign that [Paul Murphy MEP] fully supports”. from an email from Paul Murphy MEP’s office, February 2012.
As an MEP, Paul Murphy was active on many animal welfare issues at European Level. He highlighted the plight of the Galgos in Spain, banning the fur trade, etc
“The issue of the fishing of bluefin tuna is an issue that has come up in the European Parliament. Paul Murphy MEP and the Socialist Party oppose the fishing of bluefin tuna and have always taken a position of voting for measures to end the practice of fishing this endangered species. In the next period as the budget and the Common Fisheries Policy is debated in the Parliament you can be assured of Paul Murphy’s support for the protection of Bluefin tuna.” From a letter to ICABS from the office of Paul Murphy MEP, 13 August 2012.
He Signed a Eurogroup for Animals animal welfare pledge, including “I will strive to ensure that animals are recognised as sentient beings in all legislation that comes before the Parliament and strive to ensure all existing animal welfare related legislation is properly enforced…”
Cllr Kieran Mahon (Anti-Austerity Alliance, South Dublin County Council): “I am not a supporter of this form of ‘sport’ [hare coursing and foxhunting]” from a text message to ICABS, December 2014.
Cllr Mick Murphy (Anti-Austerity Alliance, South Dublin County Council): “Yes absolutely on both counts [in favour of a ban on hare coursing and fox hunting].” from a text message to ICABS, December 2014.
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