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Political Focus - Sean Sherlock, TD (Cork East)
Focussing on Labour Party TD, Sean Sherlock who is on record as saying "I am in favour of field sports and coursing" and "we must not regulate field sports out of existence." More... Tweet
Gardai to investigate cruelty to hares
A Garda investigation has commenced into what the Irish Council Against Blood Sports contends is a breach of the 1911 Protection of Animals Act, i.e. injured hares were released into the wild after a coursing meeting in Wexford without veterinary attention. More...
Fodor's urged to stop directing tourists to bullfights
Travel guide publisher, Fodor's, has been asked to stop directing tourists to bullfights. On its website, the company suggests attending a bullfight, saying that "Spanish toreros delight the crowds". It also presents details of where tickets can be purchased. More... Tweet
Cruellest terrierwork pictures and video come from Ireland
The director of the UK's Campaign for the Abolition of Terrierwork has noted that in his organisation's 10 years of collating animal cruelty, "the cruellest pictures and videos have come from Ireland." ICABS is renewing its call on Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney to ban digging-out and terrierwork. More...
Wax Museum withdraws foxhunt discount "with immediate effect"
The National Wax Museum has announced that a foxhunting-related discount offer has been "withdrawn with immediate effect". Following complaints from ICABS and members of the public, the museum apologised and said that it is not a supporter of bloodsports. More...
Taoiseach Enda Kenny: We want a ban on blood sports
Join us in callng on Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore to ban foxhunting and hare coursing. Click on the tweet button to send a message to both. Tweet to @EndaKennyTD
Photos show deer in Boyne following pursuit by hunt hounds
Photos taken from the banks of the River Boyne last month show a deer desperately struggling to keep its head above water. Eyewitnesses clearly saw the animal, pursued by hounds of the Ward Union hunt, jumping into the swollen river. More...
Ask Adare Heritage Centre to stop promoting hunting
Please join us in our appeal to Adare Heritage Centre in County Limerick to stop promoting hunting as a local tourist activity. More... | Sign the Petition
Ask Dunnes Stores to lift its ban on animal groups
Dunnes Stores has banned animal groups from fundraising at its stores. Ask management at the supermarket chain to lift the ban and allow struggling animal groups to resume fundraising activities. More...
TDs condemn Clonmel coursing cruelty
TDs Maureen O'Sullivan and Clare Daly have condemned the animal cruelty involved in Clonmel's coursing festival. In a joint-statement, they highlighted the suffering caused by the netting and coursing of hares and the illegal practice of blooding. More...
Renewed call for ban on hunting with hounds
ICABS President, Maureen O'Sullivan TD, has renewed a call on the Minister for Agriculture to put in place a ban on hunting with packs of hounds. The appeal follows an horrific attack on a pet dog by a pack of hunting hounds in a Coillte forest. More...
Waterford TD, John Halligan, would welcome blanket ban on bloodsports
ICABS has welcomed a statement from the office of John Halligan TD which outlines that he is "completely and utterly against any form of animal cruelty" and would welcome a blanket ban on bloodsports in Ireland. More...
Clonmel mayor criticised for "splendid" coursing comment
The Mayor of Clonmel has been criticised by ICABS for referring to this weekend's coursing cruelty festival in the town as a "splendid occasion". Brought to his attention were the victims of coursing and the damage coursing does to Clonmel's reputation. More... | Sign our Petition
Horrific attack on pet dog by hunt hounds
A pet dog is fighting for its life after being attacked by a pack of foxhunting hounds. The sickening incident occurred while the dog was being brought for a walk in a Coillte forest in Carlow. ICABS has urged both the Gardai and Coillte to investigate and take action against those responsible. More...
Dramatic and on-going decline in Irish hare numbers
The Irish Hare Initiative has called on Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to retract an "extremely misleading" claim that the "Irish Hare population is significantly increasing". More...
Speak out against blood sports
Speak out against blood sports cruelty. Please sign our petition, add a comment and call on your local politicians to support a blood sports ban. Sign Now!
New ICABS leaflet exposes Ireland's blood sport cruelty
A new Irish Council Against Blood Sports leaflet exposes the cruelty of hunting and coursing and encourages you to take action to help stop them. More...
Latest Dail Questions
Read the latest Dail Questions from Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan (Independent, Dublin Central), Finian McGrath (Independent, Dublin North Central) and Deputy Patrick Nulty (Labour, Dublin West) in relation to hare coursing, fur farming cruelty and illegal animal traps. More...
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|
|•||Be our friend on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, 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 (Myspace, Bebo, Facebook, etc) 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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