2019 Local Election Candidates and Animal Cruelty Issues – Waterford

27 Apr

elections 2019

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

Cllr Breda Brennan (Sinn Fein, Waterford City South)
“I personally am against blood sports and animal cruelty of any kind.” from an email to ICABS, June 2015.

Cllr Joe Conway (Independent, Tramore-Waterford City West)
“As one who has due regard for all living things, I support wholeheartedly your stance on animal cruelty. I took a stand – while Mayor – of non-cooperation with any circus owners who took their ‘show’ to town here.” from an email to ICABS, March 2014.

Una Dunphy (People Before Profit, Tramore-Waterford City West)
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 Damien Geoghegan (Fine Gael, Waterford City and County Council, Dungarvan)
In April 2013, Cllr Geoghegan tweeted a photo from the “Dungarvan Harriers Hunt Ball 1957”. In June 2014, he tweeted “Dungarvan Hunt, Bridge Street, Dungarvan” along with a link to a 1960s photo showing mounted hunters and their pack of hounds.

Cllr John Hearne (Sinn Fein, Waterford City South)
“I’m fully anti blood sports” from an email to ICABS, August 2015.

“I’m against all forms of animal cruelty. I banned with a motion all circus animals from council property and I’m in the process of passing a by-law to ban sulky racing off the roads…I voted against [a pro-coursing motion]. I believe if people want to entertain themselves it should not involve stressing animals.” from an email to ICABS, April 2014.

Cllr Joe Kelly (Independent, Waterford City and County Council, Tramore-Waterford City West)
“I support your campaign against blood sports and the banning of fox hunting as allowed for at this time. Any cruelty to any animal is wrong and must be opposed.” from an email to ICABS, September 2014.

Green Party candidates
Jody Power
Susan Gallagher
Marc O Cathasaigh
Lynne Glasscoe

The Green Party is in favour of a ban on bloodsports, including fox hunting, hare coursing, hare hunting and mink hunting. It also supports a ban on fur farming and an end to the Department of Agriculture’s cruel snaring and killing of badgers. See the party’s full animal welfare policy document at https://www.greenparty.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Green-Party-Animal-Welfare-Policy_June-20151.pdf

See the full list of Waterford candidates at
https://www.rte.ie/news/elections-2019/2019/0508/1048214-waterford-city-and-county/

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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