“What you’re doing is morally reprehensible”: Foxhunters confronted in Wexford

1 Dec

“What you’re doing is morally reprehensible”: Fox hunters setting out for a day’s bloodsport were strongly challenged in County Wexford on Saturday.

As they departed the village of Blackwater with a pack of hounds to terrorise and kill foxes, one local resident made her voice heard to condemn their “shocking behaviour”.

“There is no need to hunt foxes,” she called out. “They don’t do any harm. All you’re doing is playing a sadistic game. You’re killing animals for fun.”

The sadistic game involves hunters bringing out a pack of hounds to chase foxes to exhaustion. When caught, the foxes are knocked to the ground, bitten, disembowelled and pulled apart. Foxes who try to find refuge underground are pursued by hunt terriers, dug out of the ground and thrown to the pack of hounds. A ban on this shameful activity is long overdue in Ireland.


Please join us in a renewed appeal to Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and the Irish Government to save foxes from this cruelty and outlaw fox hunting.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Government Buildings,
Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 (0)1-6194020
Email: taoiseach@taoiseach.gov.ie, leo.varadkar@oireachtas.ie, frances.fitzgerald@oir.ie
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Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/campaignforleo/


Sign our “Ban Blood Sports in Ireland” petition


Appeal to the Minister for Agriculture to give wild animals the same protection that is given to domestic animals. Demand the removal of an exemption for fox hunting from Ireland’s Animal Health and Welfare Act.

Michael Creed TD
Minister for Agriculture
Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Email: michael.creed@oir.ie
Tel: 01-607 2000 or LoCall 1890-200510.
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Tweet to: @creedcnw


Appeal to all your local TDs to back a ban on fox hunting

Find their names and email addresses at http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp?housetype=0&HouseNum=32&disp=mem

Write to your TDs at: Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-618 3000 or 1890 337 889.

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