2019 Local Elections and Animal Cruelty Issues – Kilkenny

24 Apr

elections 2019

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

John Carroll (Independent, Callan-Thomastown)
“Cruelty to animals must be banned outright” comment from John Carroll on Facebook, 6th May 2019.

Cllr Pat Fitzpatrick (Fianna Fail, Kilkenny, Castlecomer)
In October 2015, Cllr Pat Fitzpatrick attended the AGM of the National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC) whose members are responsible for the shooting of tens of thousands of foxes, deer, birds and other creatures every year.

Cllr Breda Gardner (Independent, Kilkenny County Council, Callan-Thomastown)
“[I am] an avid animal lover”. from an email to ICABS, October 2014.

Stephanie Hanlon, People Before Profit (Kilkenny City)
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/

Cllr David Kennedy (Sinn Fein, Kilkenny County Council, Callan-Thomastown)
“I am against any kind of cruelty to animals. That includes live hare coursing and fox hunting” from a text message to ICABS, July 2015.

Cllr Joe Malone (Fianna Fail, Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny City)
In October 2015, as mayor of Kilkenny, Cllr Joe Malone attended the AGM of the National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC) whose members are responsible for the shooting of tens of thousands of foxes, deer, birds and other creatures every year.

Cllr Malcolm Noonan (Green Party, Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny City)
Responding to the content of the ICABS “Coursing Cruelty Catalogue 2014-15”, Cllr Noonan stated that “it highlights a shocking disregard for the welfare of the animals.”

In February 2013, Cllr Noonan joined calls for a ban on foxhunting, describing it as “barbaric”. His statement came in the wake of an horrific attack on a dog by hunt hounds in a Coillte forest in Carlow which left the family pet fighting for its life with severe injuries.

Cllr Patrick O’Neill (Fine Gael, Kilkenny County Council, Callan-Thomastown)
In August 2015, Cllr O’Neill sponsored a race at Kilkenny greyhound track – the “Senator Pat O’Neill & Cllr. Patrick O’Neill A1 / A2 525”.

See the full list of Kilkenny candidates at
https://www.rte.ie/news/elections-2019/2019/0508/1048212-kilkenny-county-council/

Find out the views of candidates in other constituencies
https://banbloodsports.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/2019-election-and-animal-cruelty-issues

Find out the views of European election candidates
https://banbloodsports.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/european-election-candidates-and-animal-cruelty-issues/

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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