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Sinn Fein backs blood sports ban
4 March 2009

Delegates at Sinn Fein's 2009 Ardfheis have voted in favour of a motion calling “for a total ban on all blood sports, including hare coursing and fox hunting”. The motion was presented by Ogra Shinn Fein who highlighted the animal cruelty involved.

According to an Irish Times report (February 23, 2009), delegates rejected a separate motion which claimed that coursing is not a blood sport.


To: Sinn Fein TDs, MEPs, Senator
Email: Sinn Fein TDs, MEPs and Senator
[TDs Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Arthur Morgan, Martin Ferris, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. Senator Pearse Doherty. MEPs Bairbre De Brun and Mary Lou McDonald]

Dear Sinn Fein Deputies/MEPs/Senator

I am writing to welcome the news that delegates at the 2009 Sinn Fein Ardfheis backed an Ogra Shinn Fein motion calling "for a total ban on all blood sports, including hare coursing and fox hunting". I also welcome the news that the Ardfheis rejected a separate motion from cumainn in Kerry and Tipperary which suggested that hare coursing is not a blood sport.

As one of the majority of Irish citizens who want fox hunting, hare coursing and all blood sports ended, I call on your party to push for a ban on this appalling cruelty to be included in the new Animal Health and Welfare Bill which is currently being drafted in the Department of Agriculture.

Thank you. I look forward to your positive reply.

Yours sincerely,

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