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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
Greyhound industry horrors: Join calls for an end to government funding
Watch "RTE Investigates: Greyhounds running for their lives" and join calls for an immediate end to all state funding to the cruel greyhound industry and a ban on greyhound racing and hare coursing. More...

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Fresh calls for ban on cruel hare coursing
There are renewed calls for a ban on cruel hare coursing as hares continue to suffer and die at shameful coursing meetings held around Ireland. Documents obtained by ICABS under Freedom of Information show that, during the 2018-19 coursing season, hares were struck, mauled, injured and killed. Read our latest Coursing Cruelty Catalogue for more details and please respond to the urgent action alert. More...

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Cruel coursing: Hare desperately jumps into the air to escape
A hare desperately jumped into the air in an attempt to escape from greyhounds during a shameful coursing meeting in Sevenhouses, County Kilkenny. At the bloodsport event, held in January, 4 hares died. More...

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Hen party hunters had “beaming smiles” as foxes ran for their lives
Members of a visiting hen party from the UK with “beaming smiles” on their faces were among those at a shameful hunt in Westmeath during which a fox was chased for more than 40 minutes by a pack of 29 dogs. More...

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Groupon removes reference to bullfighters from Madrid attractions
Groupon has been thanked for removing a reference to "bullfighters showing off their skills at the corrida" from a Madrid attractions list. More...

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Read Animal Voice - Issue 02, 2019
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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Clonakilty businesses shamefully support cruel coursing
Shame on the local businesses which supported the Clonakilty hare coursing meeting on 11-13 January. Among the businesses which advertised in the coursing club booklet were pubs, hotels, shoe shops, an opticians and a florist. More...

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New petition: Please sign and share
Please sign and share our new petition which calls on Irish businesses to stop supporting cruel hare coursing through sponsorship and ads in coursing club booklets. Sign Now!

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Anti-blood sport group hits out at East Donegal hare coursing event
Donegal News has reported on renewed calls for a ban on cruel hare coursing, following a two day coursing meeting in East Donegal on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. More...

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Workers’ Party calls for implementation of ban on bloodsports
“Almost every European country has introduced a full ban on cruel bloodsports such as hare coursing, fox hunting and stag hunting, in particular with dogs. Ireland, disgracefully, still lags behind". More...

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Follow the ICABS campaign on Facebook
Follow the ICABS campaign on Facebook for all the latest news, updates and action alerts. Help spread the word about our campaign issues by sharing our posts with your friends More...

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Hares running for their lives during cruel coursing in Limerick
Sickening scenes of animal cruelty filmed at the weekend (17/18 Nov 2018) at Bulgaden, near Kilmallock, County Limerick. At a coursing meeting held by Ardpatrick & Kilfinane coursing club - one of approximately 70 that take place around Ireland up until the end of February - dozens of hares were used as live bait for dogs to chase. More...

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Hundreds of horses are dying at races around Ireland
Hundreds of horses are dying at races around Ireland, shocking new statistics reveal. The damning "equine fatality" figures - released for the first time ever this month - finally lift the lid on the appalling level of suffering and death in horse racing. More...

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At least 2,649 greyhounds destroyed in Irish pounds since 2010
At least 2,649 greyhounds have been destroyed in Irish pounds in the past eight years, shocking statistics reveal. The dogs are just some of the many victims of the cruel greyhound industry. 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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Say NO to Ireland's cruel blood sports
Join calls for a ban on Ireland's cruel bloodsports. Please sign and share our petitions and urge your local politicians to back 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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