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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
Electric Ireland thanked for scrapping greyhound racing discounts
A big thank you to Electric Ireland for scrapping a greyhound racing discount offer. The company had been offering the "50% off admission for a night at the dogs" discount as part of its "Rewards" programme but after an appeal from ICABS and contact from concerned customers, the offer has now ended. More...

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"Greyhound of the Year" nomination for dog who tested positive for cocaine
A greyhound who tested positive for cocaine three times last July is in the running for an Irish Greyhound Board "Dog of the Year" award. Clonbrien Hero - who tested positive for the Class A drug after winning the 30,000 Irish Independent Laurels race at Cork's Curraheen Park - is one of three dogs nominated for the award. More...

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357 greyhounds injured, 124 killed at tracks around Ireland in 2017
Shocking new statistics show that 357 greyhounds suffered injuries and 124 were destroyed at tracks around Ireland in 2017. The figures, published in response to a parliamentary question from Clare Daly TD, reveal the awful extent of suffering in the cruel greyhound industry. More...

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Special Olympics Ireland urged to scrap greyhound track fundraiser
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is calling on Special Olympics Ireland to scrap plans to hold a fundraiser at a greyhound track where dogs suffer and die. More...

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Three "Ban Hare Coursing" protests held in Clonmel
A big thank you to everyone who supported the "Ban Hare Coursing" protests outside Powerstown Park in Clonmel. More...

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Arts Minister gives go-ahead to extra day of cruel coursing "rehearsals"
Minister for Arts & Heritage, Josepha Madigan, has given permission to the Irish Coursing Club to hold a second day of cruel hare coursing trials (after an initial day of trials and ahead of the three-day coursing "finals" on February 10, 11 and 12). More...

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Massive financial losses for Ireland's greyhound tracks
Greyhounds tracks around Ireland are experiencing massive financial losses, the latest Irish Greyhound Board annual report has revealed. More...

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"Your heart would be broke": Irish farmers plagued by trespassing hunts
"Your heart would be broke" - the words of one of the many landowners across Ireland who are being continually persecuted by hunts. This latest video footage from County Kilkenny shows a pack of hounds clearly out of control in a farmyard. The farmer - who has long been plagued by local hunts - attempts to keep the hounds at bay by closing a gate but the dogs find a way through a hedge and stream on to the property. More...

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Reduced rate of VAT for cruel greyhound industry
Those involved in the cruel greyhound industry are enjoying a reduced rate of VAT for dog food, it has emerged. While the general public forks out the standard tax rate of 23% for dog food, greyhound racers and hare coursers are being asked to pay a "reduced rate" of just 13.5%. More...

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Massive grants and doctors for foxhunters
Foxhunters are receiving massive grants - and the services of medical doctors - from taxpayer-funded Horse Racing Ireland, it has emerged. More...

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Hares suffer severe maulings at Limerick coursing meeting
Hares suffered severe maulings at a coursing meeting in County Limerick on Sunday 19 November. New shocking video evidence filmed by ICABS shows hares being terrorised, struck multiple times and mauled into the ground by the muzzled dogs. 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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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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