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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
Heritage Minister urged to order the immediate release of captive hares
With coursing halted under the government’s current Level 5 restrictions, there are renewed calls on Heritage Minister Darragh O’Brien to order the immediate release of all hares captured for the cruel bloodsport. More...

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Willie O'Dea TD asks why cruel coursing ‘is no longer permitted’
Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, who previously indicated support for a ban on cruel hare coursing, has this week asked the Minister for Agriculture why the bloodsport has been stopped. More...

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“This is shocking…unbelievable. @GoFundMe take this down!”
Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan has joined calls on online fundraising platform, GoFundMe, to remove a sickening fundraiser which has raised over quarter of a million euros for cruel hare coursing. 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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Pamela Anderson calls on Taoiseach to ban “reckless and cruel” hare coursing in Ireland
Actor, model and activist Pamela Anderson has this week written to Taoiseach Michéal Martin urging him to bring “reckless and cruel” hare coursing to an end in Ireland. More...

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Cruel Fox Hunting: “No plans to change the existing legislation” - Agriculture Minister
“My Department has no plans to change the existing legislation” - Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue dismissing the latest call for cruel foxhunting to be banned in Ireland. 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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NPWS tells coursers to release all captive hares
ICABS understands that the National Parks and Wildlife Service has written to the Irish Coursing Club, telling them to release all hares in captivity. The move follows last week's announcement that coursing was to be stopped for six weeks, in line with COVID19 Level 5 restrictions. More...

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TIME TO BAN ALL BLOODSPORTS
“Coursing and foxhunting are stains on the countryside that make a mockery of our wildlife protection laws. It’s time we added them to the list of banned blood sports” - Read John Fitzgerald’s Letter to the Editor in the Irish Examiner. 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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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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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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