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Irish Council Against Blood Sports
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PO Box 88, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Ireland
Tel: 044-93 49848. Mobile: 086-2636265.
Textline: 086-0386617 - Text "GO" to receive occasional updates
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Witness the cruelty of blood sports in Ireland
Foxhunting Hare coursingMink hunting
To witness the appalling cruelty of hare coursing, foxhunting and mink hunting, please click on the video links above. For more presentations exposing blood sports in Ireland, visit our Videos Page. Help highlight our campaigns by displaying the videos on your website. Thank you.
Watch ICABS campaign videos on our online channel ICABS TV

Latest News
Personal friends: Irish Greyhound Board chairman and Pat Deering TD
The chairman of a parliamentary committee dealing with greyhound industry legislation has admitted that the head of the Irish Greyhound Board is a "personal friend of mine". More...

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Urge AIB not to write-down €21 million greyhound industry debt
Allied Irish Bank is being urged not to consider writing down a €21 million greyhound industry debt. In response to a Dail question, the Minister for Agriculture said he was advised that "there has been no write down of debt by the bank" but that the Irish Greyhound Board has recently entered discussions with AIB. More...

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Tommy Broughan's new bill aims to restrict export of Irish greyhounds
Independent Dublin Bay North politician, Tommy Broughan TD, has introduced a bill which aims to restrict the export of Irish greyhounds. The bill seeks to "provide for the control of export of greyhounds and for the publication of a white list to which the export of greyhounds under licence would only be permissible." More...

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Tourism Ireland urged to stop promoting greyhound racing
Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland are being urged to stop promoting greyhound racing as a tourist attraction. In the Irish Greyhound Board's latest annual report, it is stated: "Bord na gCon worked very closely with the domestic and international teams from Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland in promoting a night at the dogs." More...

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Fox savaged by hounds in Cork: Renewed calls for ban on foxhunting
There are renewed calls for a ban on cruel foxhunting after the emergence of footage showing a pack of hounds savaging a fox in Cork. In the sickening footage, recently uploaded to Instagram by an individual connected to the Cloyne Harriers hunt, hounds can be seen in a frenzied attack on a fox at the end of a hunt. More...

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I support coursing: Shameful statement from Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae
County Kerry politician, Michael Healy-Rae, has shamefully expressed support for animal cruelty. The Independent TD who once claimed "there's nothing that upsets me more than mistreatment of animals", said in a tweet this month: "I am supportive of the coursing industry." More...

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Hunt hounds force traffic to standstill on busy Cork road
Traffic was forced to a standstill in Cork after a pack of hunting hounds ran out on to a busy road in front of oncoming vehicles. Video footage taken during a St Stephen's Day hunt shows the dogs running back and forth across the 100 kilometre-per-hour stretch of the N20 Cork-Mallow road and narrowly avoiding being hit. More...

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Major charities reject foxhunt fundraisers
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has thanked Pieta House and the Hope Foundation for rejecting fundraisers organised by foxhunting groups. The charities' compassionate responses came after the cruelty of foxhunting was highlighted. More...

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Maureen O'Sullivan TD challenges Minister on view that "muzzling has prevented harm coming to hares"
Maureen O'Sullivan TD has challenged Minister Heather Humphreys on her view that "muzzling has prevented harm coming to hares". In a Dail question, the Dublin Central TD highlighted recent incidents involving muzzled greyhounds severely mauling hares at coursing meetings. More...

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Read Animal Voice - Issue 02, 2016
A round-up of all the latest campaign news. Please respond to this month's featured action alerts and forward to all your friends. Thank you. More...

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Videos: Ireland's hare coursing cruelty
Witness the cruelty of hare coursing in Ireland in our Youtube video playlist which shows hares being hit and mauled. After watching, please join the campaign against this deplorable bloodsport. More...

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The latest Dail Questions and Answers
Visit our Politicians page to read the latest Dail Questions and Answers from Deputies Maureen O'Sullivan and Clare Daly. The questions are aimed at Ministers Simon Coveney and Jimmy Deenihan and relate to hare coursing and the digging out of foxes. More...

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny: We want a ban on blood sports
Join us in callng on Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald to ban foxhunting and hare coursing. Click on the tweet button to send a message to both.

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Speak out against blood sports
Speak out against cruel bloodsports. Please sign and share our petitions and call on your local politicians to support a bloodsports ban. Sign Now!

Please make a donation to ICABS
Please consider making a donation to the Irish Council Against Blood Sports this month. We rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters to help ensure that our campaign goes from strength to strength. To make a donation today, click on the Paypal logo to the left or visit our Join ICABS page. Thank you very much.

Top ways you can help the campaign
Join our email list and respond to our Action Alerts
Become a campaign supporter and make a donation to help fund our efforts
Contact your local politicians and ask them to support a ban on blood sports
Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube
Sign up for our free text alert service and receive occasional campaign updates to your phone
Link to our website and display one of our banners
Monitor blood sports meetings in your area and provide us with photos, video and reports.
Write a letter to your local newspaper about the cruelty of blood sports
Sign and collect signatures for our petitions
Organise a fund-raiser to help raise funds for the campaign
Set up an online anti-blood sports group to cover your area.
Download, print and display our posters and leaflets
Set up an information stand at your school/library/youth group/adult group, etc
Introduce your friends to our website and encourage them to get involved.
Simply keeping your ear to the ground. about any blood-sport related incidents in your area.

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