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Urge the Green party to ban blood sports

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In its pre-election manifesto, the Green Party made a historic pledge to ban blood sports if they succeeded in getting into government. With two Ministers and a Minister of State now in position, the Green Party is today firmly in government. Please join us in urging the Green Party to honour its promise to bring hare coursing, carted deer hunting, fox hunting and mink hunting to an end in Ireland.

This promise is one that could very easily be fulfilled, given that Minister John Gormley is now in a prime position of power in the Department of Environment and is the decision-maker on whether live hare coursing and carted deer hunting is licensed again this year.


Please send a message of support to the six Green Party TDs and urge them to stand firm on their pledge to protect Irish animals from the terrible cruelty of blood sports.

Minister John Gormley
Minister for the Environment
Tel: 01-888 2403

Ciaran Cuffe, TD
Tel: 01-6183082

Trevor Sargent TD
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture with responsibility for Food and Horticulture
Tel: 01-6183465

Minister Eamon Ryan, TD
Minister of the Department of Communications; Energy and Natural Resources
Tel: 01 6183097

Mary White, TD
Tel: 059 9773184

Paul Gogarty TD
Tel: 01 6183022

Sample Letter
(Please compose your own personal letter if possible. If you do not have time to do this, please send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)

Dear Deputy,

I am writing to urge the Green Party to please honour its pre-election promise to ban blood sports in Ireland.

The Irish animals so cruelly abused and killed in our countryside are depending on your commitment to bring blood sports to an end.

As a first step, I appeal to you to please refuse licences to the Irish Coursing Club and the Ward Union deer hunt.

Your historic move will be widely welcomed across Ireland and the world.

Thank you and best wishes.


Six Green Party TDs

More information about blood sport cruelty

Coursing: Leaflet | Photos | Videos | Petition

Carted deer hunting: Leaflet | Photos | Videos | Petition

Foxhunting: Leaflet | Photos | Videos | Petition

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