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Sunday Times exposes horrors of badger baiting in Ireland
24 February 2009

Following a six-month undercover operation by journalist John Mooney, the Sunday Times has exposed the horrors of badger baiting in Ireland. The newspaper has found that, despite being illegal, badger baiting is "practised in almost every town in Ireland, both north and south" but that "there appears to be little or no enforcement of animal welfare and wildlife laws" in the Republic.

Please read the Sunday Times report at:

Video: badger baiting cruelty

Footage from Sunday Times undercover operation - filmed in Co Down


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Dear Commissioner Murphy.

I support the Irish Council Against Blood Sports' call on you to establish a special unit to tackle crimes against animals. There is much cruelty to animals across Ireland and there is an urgent need for a high profile animal unit to be set up to deal with this.

Thank you. I look forward to your positive response.

Yours sincerely,


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