Donegal County Councillors and Animal Cruelty Issues

31 Aug

Political Views / Councillors

The views of councillors in relation to hare coursing, foxhunting and other animal cruelty issues. Please contact councillors and urge them to push for a ban on hunting, coursing, greyhound racing and all activities involving cruelty to animals. If councillors express support for activities involving animal cruelty, please let them know that their stance will affect your future voting decisions. 

Cllr Gary Doherty (Sinn Fein, Donegal County Council)
“I am opposed to any form of blood sports and any activity which perpetuates undue and inhumane cruelty to animals.” from a text message to ICABS, June 2015.

Cllr Liam Doherty (Sinn Fein, Donegal County Council)
“I am in favour of a ban on hare coursing and foxhunting with dogs but I [believe] that the fox population needs to be controlled in some way preferably by shooting them which I think is the most humane way.” from a text message to ICABS, February 2015.

Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Esbuig (Independent, Donegal County Council)
“Totally opposed to bloodsports” in a call to ICABS, January 2015.

Cllr Patrick McGowan (Fianna Fail, Donegal County Council)
“Personally, I am against cruelty to any one.” from a text message to ICABS, October 2014.

Cllr John O’Donnell (Independent, Donegal County Council)
“I totally disagree with the torture that these poor animals are put through [in hare coursing and fox hunting].” from a text message to ICABS, November 2014.

 

Contact Donegal County Councillors and ask them where they stand on animal cruelty issues. Find contact details at http://www.donegalcoco.ie/yourcouncil/yourcouncillors/

If you are a Councillor 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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