2019 Local Election Candidates and Animal Cruelty Issues – Carlow

24 Apr

elections 2019

The views of 2019 Local Election Candidates (Carlow) in relation to animal cruelty issues. Please support compassionate candidates and reject those who defend animal cruelty.

Wayne Fennell (Fine Gael, Carlow)
“Cllr Wayne Fennell, who told of how a number of his hens had been killed by dogs, asked when it is alright for a farmer to a shoot a dog on his land. ‘A farmer is entitled to shoot a dog on his property if he feels that it is worrying his livestock,’ added [dog warden supervisor] Aidan Corcoran. ‘Chickens, however, don’t fall in to the category of livestock.'” from an article in Carlow People newspaper, 22 April 2013.

Cllr Denis Foley (Fine Gael, Carlow, Muinebeag)
“Not in favour of a ban [on fox hunting and hare coursing]” from a text message to ICABS, October 2014.

Cllr Brian O’Donoghue (Fine Gael, Carlow, Tullow)
“Don’t like fox hunting, although watching the hounds work together is fascinating, but it’s not a sport in my opinion. Hare coursing…jury is out.” from a tweet to ICABS, 31st May 2017.

Adrienne Wallace (People Before Profit – Carlow Town)
“I’m a vegetarian and of course I’m in favour of banning foxhunting and hare coursing” from a tweet to ICABS, April 2015.

People Before Profit’s Animal Welfare policies include: Introduce a complete ban on the hunting of wild mammals with hounds, Introduce a complete ban on coursing live hares, Ban fur farming and End badger culling by traps, snares and shooting – http://www.pbp.ie/policies/animal-welfare-policy/

See the full list of Carlow candidates at

Find out the views of candidates in other constituencies

Find out the views of European election candidates

If you are a candidate and wish to provide a statement outlining your views on animal cruelty issues, please email it to us at info@banbloodsports.com 

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