The truth about foxes: new ICABS slideshow
5 December 2007
Check out our new slideshow which presents the truth about foxes on Irish farms. Featuring quotes from ecologists and wildlife experts, viewers will learn that foxes are beneficial to farming interests and are not the pests foxhunters claim them to be.
Please pass on a link to the slideshow - http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=5TAJUtLAxRw - to your farming friends and ask them to make all of their land off limits to foxhunters. Thank you.
Slideshow: The truth about foxes
ACTION ALERT 1
Urge the Minister for Agriculture to amend the Protection of Animals Act so that foxes and all wild creatures are protected from unnecessary cruelty.
Minister Mary Coughlan
ACTION ALERT 2
Appeal to all Irish politicians
Please join us in telling the Irish Government that it is now time to replace foxhunting with the humane alternative - drag hunting.
Drag hunting sees the hounds chasing an artificial lure instead of a live animal. This form of "hunting" is already practised successfully by a few groups in Ireland. In a modern and civilised country like Ireland, there should be no place for foxhunting, particularly when a transition to drag hunting would be simple.
We desperately need your help to convince the government that it is time to ban foxhunting. Please write to all of your local politicians and ask them to express their opposition to this blood sport.
If possible, get your friends, family and workmates to contact them too. We need as much help with this campaign as possible.
Write to your TD at:
Write to your Senator at:
For the names and contact details of politicians, please visit the Irish Government Website.
Foxhunting: More information