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Swiss Greens support ICABS appeal to Irish Greens
31 August 2007

The Green Party in Switzerland has taken time out from its pre-election campaigning to convey a message of support to ICABS. Vice General Secretary, Miriam Behrens, announced that "the Swiss Greens fully support your position" and asked us to convey to Irish Green Party Minister, John Gormley, their desire to see blood sports licences refused here.

ICABS has thanked the Swiss Greens for this support and have conveyed their message to Minister Gormley and the Green Party's TDs and Senators.

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"The Swiss Greens fully support your position": Vice General Secretary, Miriam Behrens, 31 August 2007.


Please send a message of support to the six Green Party TDs and urge them to stand firm on their pledge to protect Irish animals from the terrible cruelty of blood sports.

Minister John Gormley
Minister for the Environment
Tel: 01-888 2403

Ciaran Cuffe, TD
Tel: 01-6183082

Trevor Sargent TD
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture with responsibility for Food and Horticulture
Tel: 01-6183465

Minister Eamon Ryan, TD
Minister of the Department of Communications; Energy and Natural Resources
Tel: 01 6183097

Mary White, TD
Tel: 059 9773184

Paul Gogarty TD
Tel: 01 6183022

Sample Letter
(Please compose your own personal letter if possible. If you do not have time to do this, please send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)

Dear Deputy,

I am writing to urge the Green Party to please honour its pre-election promise to ban blood sports in Ireland.

The Irish animals so cruelly abused and killed in our countryside are depending on your commitment to bring blood sports to an end.

As a first step, I appeal to you to please refuse licences to the Irish Coursing Club and the Ward Union deer hunt.

Your historic move will be widely welcomed across Ireland and the world.

Thank you and best wishes.


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