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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
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
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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"There's no glossing over the cruelty involved in hare coursing"
"There's no glossing over the cruelty that is involved in live hare coursing": Maureen O'Sullivan TD challenges Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed on hare coursing. More...

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Hares running for their lives in Cork, Limerick, Laois, Wexford
Ireland's shameful coursing season continues TODAY, TOMORROW AND OVER THE WEEKEND, with hundreds of hares being used as live lures for dogs to chase in Glanworth (Cork), Newcastlewest (Limerick), Rathdowney (Laois) and Gorey (Wexford). More...

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Former Fine Gael TD and Galway mayor sponsored cruel coursing
A former Fine Gael TD and mayor of Galway City sponsored cruel hare coursing for at least three years, it has emerged. Documents seen by ICABS show that Brian Walsh - a TD for the Galway West constituency between 2011 and 2016 and mayor of Galway from 2006 to 2007 - sponsored the Galway & Oranmore coursing meeting in 2011, 2013 and 2014. 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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Fears for future of hares - BBC Countryfile report
A BBC Countryfile report has raised fears that the horrendous rabbit-killing virus, Myxomatosis, is responsible for the deaths of large numbers of hares across Britain. There are renewed calls on the Irish Government to stop hare coursing and hare hunting. More...

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Making a killing from culling our poor badgers - Sunday Independent
Ireland's badgers have been subjected to a relentless and indiscriminate culling campaign that includes nursing mothers leaving their young to starve in their underground setts. More than 100,000 have been killed by the Department of Agriculture - Read Fiona O'Connell's column in the Sunday Independent. More...

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Call to revoke reckless hare netting licence
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is calling on Minister Josepha Madigan to immediately revoke a licence she has recently granted to hare coursing clubs to cruelly net hares from the wild to be used as live bait for greyhounds at coursing meetings, which will take place around the country from September till the end of February. 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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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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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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