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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
Hares continuing to suffer in Ireland's cruel coursing: Latest evidence
The video Ireland's cruel hare coursers don't want you to see. Our footage was filmed before we came under attack from a balaclava-clad courser thug who roared "give me that f***ing camera". The video captures the awful plight of hares used in coursing - a bloodsport shamefully licensed by Minister Heather Humphreys and the NPWS. More...

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Balaclava-clad thug launches attack while ICABS gathers evidence of hare coursing cruelty
Members of the Irish Council Against Blood Sports came under attack while gathering evidence of hare coursing cruelty in Ballinagar, County Offaly. A balaclava-clad thug rushed us while we were filming from a public area overlooking the coursing field. More...

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Hares injured and killed at cruel coursing "rehearsal"
The first victims of the 2017-18 hare coursing season have been revealed. During coursing activities in Kilflynn, County Kerry, a total of 7 hares suffered injuries when hit by greyhounds. According to a National Parks & Wildlife Service report obtained by the Irish Council Against Bloodsports, two of the hares were so badly injured that they were put down on the advice of a vet. More...

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Captive hares video goes viral, sparks fresh calls for coursing ban
Video footage filmed by ICABS showing dozens of hares captive in a coursing compound in Edenderry has been viewed over 100,000 times on Facebook and sparked fresh calls for a ban on the bloodsport. More...

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Greyhound industry gets another €16 million in Budget 2018
The government has shamefully allocated another €80 million of taxpayers' money to horse & greyhound racing in Budget 2018 - that's €64 million to horse racing and €16 million to greyhound racing. The sum equals the amount handed over last year and brings to over €1.1 billion the funding since 2001. More...
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"Cruelty to animals is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated": Dail debate highlights suffering of animals
Watch the Dail Eireann debate on animal welfare (3rd October 2017). A big thank you to the TDs who spoke so passionately for the animals. Thumbs down to those who shamefully defended acts of animal cruelty. More...

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Doping of dogs in the Irish greyhound industry
RTE's "Claire Byrne Live" show (18 Sept 2017) has focused on the issue of dog doping in the Irish greyhound industry. On the programme, journalist Sharon Ni Bheolαin highlighted the range of prohibited drugs (including Cocaine) found in dogs at racing tracks and the related animal welfare concerns. More...

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Another season of suffering for hares as Minister issues 2017-18 coursing licence
Shame on Minister Heather Humphreys and the National Parks and Wildlife Service for issuing licences for a 2017-18 hare coursing season. The licences allow bloodsports clubs to net thousands of hares from the wild for use as live bait for greyhounds to chase at 87 coursing meetings around Ireland. More...

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Hope Foundation thanked for rejecting greyhound track fundraising
A big thank you to The Hope Foundation for announcing that it has asked volunteers not to fundraise at greyhound tracks. Responding to an appeal, a spokesperson stated: "We are an organisation dedicated to reducing suffering in the world and would not wish to be associated with an event that could involve cruelty to animals." More...

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€23 million for greyhound track that may be worth €2 million
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has approved the payment of €23 million of taxpayers' money for a greyhound track that may be worth as little as €2 million. More...

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6 reasons to say NO to greyhound racing
Please download, print and distribute our new leaflet outside greyhound tracks to encourage people to show compassion and boycott greyhound racing. 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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Read Animal Voice - Issue 01, 2017
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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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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