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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.
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Witness the cruelty of blood sports in Ireland
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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
Clearly injured hare released back to the wild after cruel coursing
A hare suffering an injury was released back to the wild following a cruel coursing meeting in Liscannor, it has emerged. The release of the injured animal took place in the presence of a National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger the day after the meet. More...

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Urge politicians to back bill to ban cruel coursing
Paul Murphy TD’s Animal Health & Welfare (Ban on Hare Coursing) Bill is expected back before the Dail in the coming months. Please join us in urging politicians to give their backing to the bill which aims to finally stop coursing - a cruel bloodsport which a majority in both rural and urban areas want outlawed. More...

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Urge Fianna Fáil to ban cruel hare coursing
Join us in urging Fianna Fáil TDs to support Paul Murphy TD’s bill which aims to outlaw cruel hare coursing in Ireland. The bill is expected back before the Dail later this year. More...

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“Cruel, barbaric and outdated”: Urge TDs to support the bill to ban cruel hare coursing
Join us in urging politicians and parties to support Paul Murphy TD’s bill which aims to outlaw cruel hare coursing in Ireland. More...

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Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan: “I’m calling for a ban on cruel greyhound racing and hare coursing”
“I’m calling for a ban on cruel greyhound racing and hare coursing” – A big thank you to Downton Abbey actor and animal rights activist Peter Egan for joining calls for a ban. More...

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Minister confirms all hares held captive by cruel coursers will be released “forthwith”
All hares held captive by cruel coursers will be released, the Heritage Minister has confirmed. Minister Darragh O’Brien was responding to a Dail Question from Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore (Wicklow) who asked “if he will call for the immediate release of any hares currently in captivity in view of the fact that coursing meetings are not permitted to take place during current Covid-19 restrictions and in view of the animal welfare issues related to holding wild animals in captivity.” More...

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Cruel hare coursing discussed on "Today with Claire Byrne"
Listen to the "Today with Claire Byrne" show on RTE Radio 1 (8 January 2021) for a discussion about cruel hare coursing and the Irish Coursing Club's shameful High Court challenge to the government’s decision to stop their bloodsport under COVID19 Level 5 restrictions. Featured on the show are ICABS campaign director Aideen Yourell and Solidarity/RISE TD Paul Murphy More...

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Senator Boylan questions Agriculture Minister about those running “greyhound care centre”
Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan has asked the Agriculture Minister to confirm that nobody involved in a new Greyhound Racing Ireland-funded “greyhound care centre” in Tipperary has “exported [greyhounds] to countries that do not have adequate welfare standards”. More...

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COVID-19: Government must stop hare coursing and foxhunting
The government is being urged to act in the interests of slowing the spread of COVID-19 and stop all hare coursing and foxhunting. Despite increasing infections and deaths and nationwide Level 3 restrictions, the bloodsports brigade are determined not to let a pandemic get in the way of their shameful activities. 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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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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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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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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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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